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Smithsonian Institution Press

Asteroids: A History

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Title: Asteroids: A History
Author: Peebles, Curtis
ISBN: 9781560983897
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Published: 2000
Binding: Regular Hardback
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
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Science & Math 1310377

Publisher Description:
Asteroids suggest images of a catastrophic impact with Earth, triggering infernos, tidal waves, famine and death - but these scenarios have obscured the larger story of how asteroids have been discovered and studied. This work shows how ideas about the orbiting boulders have evolved. The author describes how such phenomena as the Moon's craters and dinosaur extinction were gradually, and by some scientists grudgingly, accepted as the results of asteroid impacts.