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The Resource Disturbing the solar system : impacts, close encounters, and coming attractions, Alan E. Rubin

Disturbing the solar system : impacts, close encounters, and coming attractions, Alan E. Rubin

Label
Disturbing the solar system : impacts, close encounters, and coming attractions
Title
Disturbing the solar system
Title remainder
impacts, close encounters, and coming attractions
Statement of responsibility
Alan E. Rubin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
521/.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QB339
LC item number
.R84 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Disturbing the solar system : impacts, close encounters, and coming attractions, Alan E. Rubin
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-352) and index
Contents
PART 1: OVERVIEW OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM: A brief history of the Solar System -- Where are we? The location of the Solar System -- Heat sources -- PART 2: EARTH AND MOON: The magnetic Earth -- Ice ages -- Origin of the Moon -- PART 3: SMALL BODIES, IMPACTS, AND RINGS: Asteriods and meteorites -- What heated the asteroids -- Mesosiderites: biography of a shocked and melted asteroid -- Meteor crater -- The lunar crater controversy: a brief retelling -- Dinosaurs and the cretaceous-tertiary extinction -- Recent impacts: Tunguska to Shoemaker-Levy 9 -- Rings and shepherds -- PART 4: LIFE BEYOND EARTH: The search for life on Mars -- Panspermia -- Paucity of aliens -- Human response to first contact
Control code
ocm48221485
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 361 p.
Isbn
9780691074740
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001055197
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) o48221485
Label
Disturbing the solar system : impacts, close encounters, and coming attractions, Alan E. Rubin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-352) and index
Contents
PART 1: OVERVIEW OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM: A brief history of the Solar System -- Where are we? The location of the Solar System -- Heat sources -- PART 2: EARTH AND MOON: The magnetic Earth -- Ice ages -- Origin of the Moon -- PART 3: SMALL BODIES, IMPACTS, AND RINGS: Asteriods and meteorites -- What heated the asteroids -- Mesosiderites: biography of a shocked and melted asteroid -- Meteor crater -- The lunar crater controversy: a brief retelling -- Dinosaurs and the cretaceous-tertiary extinction -- Recent impacts: Tunguska to Shoemaker-Levy 9 -- Rings and shepherds -- PART 4: LIFE BEYOND EARTH: The search for life on Mars -- Panspermia -- Paucity of aliens -- Human response to first contact
Control code
ocm48221485
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 361 p.
Isbn
9780691074740
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001055197
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(Sirsi) o48221485

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