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03 February 2007

New Book Available: "Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach"

It looks like the new book on asteroid impacts and humans is out. has an unknown release date as of 02 Feb 2007, but publisher Springer has the book available in 3-4 weeks.

Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Bobrowsky, Peter T.; Rickman, Hans (Eds.)
2007, XXVI, 546 p., 85 illus., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-540-32709-7

"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

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