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Rain Of Iron And Ice: The Very Real Threat Of Comet And Asteroid…

by John S. Lewis

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Rain of Iron and Ice shows us the unmistakable evidence--from spaceprobe flybys of the planets to the scars on our own Earth--of cataclysmic comet and asteroid impacts. By comparing what we know about the earth's geology and paleontology with the ages of the other planets and moons in our solar system, Lewis makes the strongest case yet for sudden, dramatic extinctions and assesses the risks to planet Earth.… (more)
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This is a pretty good nearly up to date book that presents the cause of meteors, the cause of the end of most geologic periods, and the differences between comets and asteroids. It also discusses the skewed probability of object size versus impact on the earth.

The distribution and classed of asteroids are dealt with. Few photos but a lot of ideas and information is presented clearly. ( )
  billsearth | Aug 28, 2008 |
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Rain of Iron and Ice shows us the unmistakable evidence--from spaceprobe flybys of the planets to the scars on our own Earth--of cataclysmic comet and asteroid impacts. By comparing what we know about the earth's geology and paleontology with the ages of the other planets and moons in our solar system, Lewis makes the strongest case yet for sudden, dramatic extinctions and assesses the risks to planet Earth.

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