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Rain Of Iron And Ice By John Lewis

Rain Of Iron And Ice
by John Lewis

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Recent scientific study by geologists and planetary scientists has turned up dramatic evidence that not only have massive solid bodies from space hit the earth, moon, and planets in the geologic and historic past, but they are likely to hit again, with cataclysmic consequences. This book details the continuing search of such impacts and its implications for the future of life on earth.
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Rain Of Iron And Ice: The Very Real Threat Of Comet And Asteroid Bombardment by John Lewis

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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About John Lewis


John S. Lewis, author of Rain of Iron and Ice, is professor of planetary sciences and codirector of the Space Engineering Research Center at the University of Arizona-Tucson. He has chaired international conferences on space resources and is a globally recognized expert on the subject.

Table of Contents


* Introduction * Stones that Fall from the Sky * Target: Earth * Stealth Weapons from Space * Brighter than a Thousand Suns * The Space Age: The Created Planets * Near-Earth Objects * The Bashful Face of Mars * Ends of Geological Lakes * Earths Twin * You Found What on Mercury?? * Comet and Asteroid Families * Craters in the Ocean Dont Last * Effects on Human Populations * The Fiery Rain: Simulations by Computer * What Can We Do About It?

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GOR010391255
Rain Of Iron And Ice: The Very Real Threat Of Comet And Asteroid Bombardment by John Lewis
John Lewis
Used - Like New
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
1997-04-25
256
0201154943
9780201154948
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.