An asteroid or comet will inevitably strike the Earth some day, and potentially cause great destruction. This volume considers hazards due to collisions with cosmic objects, particularly in light of recent investigations of impacts by the authors. Each chapter, written by an expert, contains an overview of an aspect and new findings in the field. Coverage describes and numerically estimates the main hazardous effects.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 357
Weight: 723 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 20 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.