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  • The Asteroid Impact Connection of Planetary Evolutionby Andrew Y. Glikson

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.95

    When in 1981 Louis and Walter Alvarez, the father and son team, unearthed a tell-tale Iridium-rich sedimentary horizon at the 65 million years-old Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary at Gubbio, Italy, their find heralded a paradigm shift in the study of terrestrial evolution.  Since the 1980s the discovery and study of asteroid impact ejecta in the oldest... more...

  • Asteroidsby Viorel Badescu

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The Earth has limited material and energy resources while these resources in space are virtually unlimited. Further development of humanity will require going beyond our planet and exploring of extraterrestrial resources and sources of unlimited power. Thus far, all missions to asteroids have been motivated by scientific exploration. However,... more...

  • The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceresby Christopher Russell; Carol Raymond

    Springer 2012; US$ 229.00

    Dawn is the first mission to orbit a main belt asteroid and the first scientific mission to use ion propulsion.  Major objectives of this mission include mapping of the surfaces of 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres,  determining its topography from stereo measurements, determining its mineralogy, measuring its elemental composition and obtaining ... more...

  • Asteroids and Dwarf Planets and How to Observe Themby Roger Dymock

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.95

    Dwarf planets (which were formerly called asteroids except for the planet Pluto), and the smaller Solar System bodies still called asteroids today, are making front page news, particularly those that are newly discovered and those that might present a hazard to life on Earth by impacting our planet. In this age of giant telescopes and space probes,... more...

  • Asteroids and Cometsby William B. Rice

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    The sky is filled with much to see. We see the sun during the day and the moon and stars at night. But you can see other interesting things as well—like bright lights with tails and objects that shoot straight through the stars! These things are asteroids and comets. Learn all about them in this book. 32 pages more...

  • The Tunguska Mysteryby Vladimir Rubtsov; Edward Ashpole

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    Details the nature and results of Tunguska investigations in the former USSR and present-day CIS. This book presents certain unusual findings of Russian and Ukrainian scholars. It considers certain so-called 'unconventional hypotheses' about the nature of the Tunguska explosion. more...

  • Asteroids, Meteorites, and Cometsby Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 37.50

    Discusses the solar system bodies that are not one of the nine planets or their moons. This volume describes the discoveries of various asteroids, along with the long centuries of argument over the nature of meteorites and impact craters. It is useful for those interested in understanding the science and history of these bodies. more...

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