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25 April 2006

New Book on Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Reaction

New book on disasters and human reaction, specifically looking at human reaction to the threat.

"Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach"
Authors: Bobrowsky, Peter T.; Rickman, Hans (Eds.)
Publisher: Springer (May 2006)

"In 1908 an atmospheric explosion in northern Siberia released energy equivalent to 15 Mton of TNT. Can a comparable or larger NEO affect us again? When the next NEO strikes Earth will it be large enough to destroy a city? Will the climate change significantly? Can archaeology and anthropology provide insights into the expected cultural responses with NEO interactions? Does society have a true grasp of the actual risks involved? Is the Great Depression a good model for the economic collapse that could follow a NEO catastrophe? This volume provides a necessary link between various disciplines and comet/asteroid impacts."

Link: Springer Press

Link: Amazon

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