Fire on Earth: In Search of the Doomsday Asteroid by Mary Gribbin

Fire on Earth: In Search of the Doomsday Asteroid by Mary Gribbin

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What are comets and where do they come from? This text examines the various theories, and goes on to look at the future. The authors discuss their belief that the next series of cosmic hits will almost certainly lead to the extinction of humankind.

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Could the break-up of a giant comet have given rise to recurring legends about fire from the skies - could it also have destroyed civilizations and plunged Europe into the Dark Ages? The theory is being taken increasingly seriously by scientists and it is now known that the impact of a comet 65 million years ago in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico triggered the catastrophe that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. But what exactly are comets, and where do they come from? This book reveals that these cosmic missiles have been a continuing problem throughout geological time. It examines the controversial claims that there are "periodic extinctions" of life on earth linked to a recurring cycle of cometary impacts and the authors come to a frightening conclusion about the future of humankind on earth. The next appalling series of cosmic hits will almost certainly lead to the extinction of humankind - unless knowledge has advanced enough by then to both find and neutralize a comet heading our way.

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SKU GOR004773506
Title Fire on Earth: In Search of the Doomsday Asteroid
Author By (author) Mary Gribbin
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Year Published 1997
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0671854410
ISBN 13 9780671854416
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
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Could the break-up of a giant comet have given rise to recurring legends about fire from the skies - could it also have destroyed civilizations and plunged Europe into the Dark Ages? The theory is being taken increasingly seriously by scientists and it is now known that the impact of a comet 65 million years ago in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico triggered the catastrophe that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. But what exactly are comets, and where do they come from? This book reveals that these cosmic missiles have been a continuing problem throughout geological time. It examines the controversial claims that there are "periodic extinctions" of life on earth linked to a recurring cycle of cometary impacts and the authors come to a frightening conclusion about the future of humankind on earth. The next appalling series of cosmic hits will almost certainly lead to the extinction of humankind - unless knowledge has advanced enough by then to both find and neutralize a comet heading our way.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004773506
Title Fire on Earth: In Search of the Doomsday Asteroid
Author By (author) Mary Gribbin
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Year Published 1997
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0671854410
ISBN 13 9780671854416
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Ex Library No