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The Resource Fire in the sky : cosmic collisions, killer asteroids, and the race to defend earth, Gordon L. Dillow

Fire in the sky : cosmic collisions, killer asteroids, and the race to defend earth, Gordon L. Dillow

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Fire in the sky : cosmic collisions, killer asteroids, and the race to defend earth
Title
Fire in the sky
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cosmic collisions, killer asteroids, and the race to defend earth
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Gordon L. Dillow
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Language
eng
Summary
We owe many of science's most important discoveries to the famed Meteor Crater, a mile-wide dimple on the Colorado Plateau created by an asteroid hit 50,000 years ago. In his researched book, Dillow unlocks what the Crater has to tell us. Prior to the early 1900's, the world believed that all craters in the Earth and moon were formed by volcanic activity. Not so. The revelation that Meteor Crater and others like it were formed by impacts with space objects has led to a now accepted theory about what killed off the dinosaurs, and it has opened up a new field of asteroid observation, which has recently brimmed with urgency. Dillow looks at great asteroid hits of the past and spends time with modern-day asteroid hunters and defense planning experts, including America's first Planetary Defense Officer. Satellite sensors confirm that a Hiroshima-scale blast occurs in the atmosphere every year, and a smaller, one kiloton blast every month. While Dillow makes clear that the objects above can be deadly, he consistently inspires awe with his descriptions of their size, makeup, and origins. At once a riveting work of popular science and a warning to not take for granted the space objects hurtling overhead
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Dillow, Gordon L
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non fiction
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  • Large type books
  • Asteroids
  • Meteorites
  • Meteorite craters
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Fire in the sky : cosmic collisions, killer asteroids, and the race to defend earth, Gordon L. Dillow
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on1112072940
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9781643582863
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)1112072940
Label
Fire in the sky : cosmic collisions, killer asteroids, and the race to defend earth, Gordon L. Dillow
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1112072940
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9781643582863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1112072940

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