Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets: The Search for the Million Megaton Menace That Threatens Life on Earth

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9780471193388: Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets: The Search for the Million Megaton Menace That Threatens Life on Earth

Could a giant asteroid or comet crash into Earth and destroy life as we know it? Many astronomers who once discredited the risks are now convinced. You will be too after reading Duncan Steel's critically acclaimed examination of the evidence of Earth's encounters with killer comets and asteroids.

Acclaim for Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets

"A chilling and utterly convincing account of a cosmic menace that must not be ignored any longer. This book is a welcome challenge to the scientific prejudice against catastrophism." --Paul Davies, author of The Mind of God

"Written in clear prose for the layperson, this gripping report advocates the creation of an international search program to detect, intercept, and divert Earth-menacing asteroids and comets." --Publishers Weekly.

"Steel writes clearly and ominously, and he should be listened to." --The Daily Telegraph (London)

A selection of the Astronomy Book Club

A Library Journal "Best Science Book of the Year" selection

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The most authoritative, up-to-date and comprehensive book about the provocative predictions that an asteroid or comet might hit the Earth and destroy life as we know it. Presents the hard scientific facts behind the extensive sci-fi literature and press coverage. Provides a reliable assessment of the risks and explains exactly what the chances are that a disasterous impact will occur in our lifetime. Discusses the fascinating history of the destruction caused by asteroid and comet impacts on the Earth as well as the widely reported theory that a comet may have been responsible for life on our planet. Describes and assesses alternative plans for detecting and diverting an incoming asteroid or comet.

About the Author:

DUNCAN STEEL, Ph.D., is a space researcher with wide experience in the field of asteroids, comets, and meteors. He is currently Director of Spaceguard Australia and Vice President of the International Space-guard Foundation.

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Book Description John Wiley & Sons, 1995. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 308 pages. Book Description: Could a giant asteroid or comet crash into Earth and destroy life as we know it? Many astronomers who once discredited the risks are now convinced. You will be too after reading Duncan Steel's critically acclaimed examination of the evidence of Earth's encounters with killer comets and asteroids. Acclaim for Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets "A chilling and utterly convincing account of a cosmic menace that must not be ignored any longer. This book is a welcome challenge to the scientific prejudice against catastrophism." —Paul Davies, author of The Mind of God "Written in clear prose for the layperson, this gripping report advocates the creation of an international search program to detect, intercept, and divert Earth-menacing asteroids and comets." —Publishers Weekly. "Steel writes clearly and ominously, and he should be listened to." —The Daily Telegraph (London) A selection of the Astronomy Book Club A Library Journal "Best Science Book of the Year" selection From the Publisher The most authoritative, up-to-date and comprehensive book about the provocative predictions that an asteroid or comet might hit the Earth and destroy life as we know it. Presents the hard scientific facts behind the extensive sci-fi literature and press coverage. Provides a reliable assessment of the risks and explains exactly what the chances are that a disasterous impact will occur in our lifetime. Discusses the fascinating history of the destruction caused by asteroid and comet impacts on the Earth as well as the widely reported theory that a comet may have been responsible for life on our planet. Describes and assesses alternative plans for detecting and diverting an incoming asteroid or comet. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From the Back Cover Could a giant asteroid or comet crash into Earth and destroy life as we know it? Many astronomers who once discredited the risks are now convinced. You will be too after reading Duncan Steel's critically acclaimed examination of the evidence of Earth's encounters with killer comets and asteroids. Acclaim for Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets "A chilling and utterly convincing account of a cosmic menace that must not be ignored any longer. This book is a welcome challenge to the scientific prejudice against catastrophism." —Paul Davies, author of The Mind of God "Written in clear prose for the layperson, this gripping report advocates the creation of an international search program to detect, intercept, and divert Earth-menacing asteroids and comets." —Publishers Weekly. "Steel writes clearly and ominously, and he should be listened to." —The Daily Telegraph (London) A selection of the Astronomy Book Club A Library Journal "Best Science Book of the Year" selection About the Author DUNCAN STEEL, Ph.D., is a space researcher with wide experience in the field of asteroids, comets, and meteors. He is currently Director of Spaceguard Australia and Vice President of the International Space-guard Foundation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-945420395

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