Rain of Iron and Ice: The Very Real Threat of Comet and Asteroid Bombardment
In the first book for the general reader that presents the full range of scientific evidence for past and possibly future dangers, noted planetologist and impact-crater expert John S. Lewis shows us the unmistakable evidence - from space-probe flybys of the planets to the scars on our own Earth - of cataclysmic comet and asteroid impacts. By comparing what we know about the earth's geology and paleontology with the images of the other planets and moons in our solar system, Lewis makes the strongest case yet for sudden, dramatic extinctions and assesses the risks to planet Earth. Not even Darwin was aware of the events now seen as having played such a crucial role in the evolution of life on earth. Lewis tells of the dangers to our civilization, dangers in the form of near-earth asteroids, or NEAs, whose impact could destroy in an instant what it has taken humans millennia to build. Finally, he describes the searches and preventive measures being undertaken today by scientists around the globe to ward off this threat from space.
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This is a pretty good nearly up to date book that presents the cause of meteors, the cause of the end of most geologic periods, and the differences between comets and asteroids. It also discusses the ... Read full review
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News flash: After 200 years of touting the uniformity principle, scientists have discovered catastrophism. Of course, there has always been evidence of destruction coming from the heavens: The Book of ... Read full review
STONES THAT FALL FROM THE SKY
STEALTH WEAPONS FROM SPACE
BRIGHTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS
THE CRATERED PLANETS
THE BASHFUL FACE OF MARS
YOU FOUND WHAT ON MERCURY??
COMET AND ASTEROID FAMILIES
CRATERS IN THE OCEAN DONT LAST
EFFECTS ON HUMAN POPULATIONS
SIMULATIONS BY COMPUTER
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT?
AFTERWORD TO THE PAPERBACK EDITION
ENDS OF GEOLOGICAL AGES
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