Rain of Iron and Ice: The Very Real Threat of Comet and Asteroid Bombardment

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RAIN OF IRON AND ICE

THE VERY REAL THREAT OF COMET AND ASTEROID BOMBARDMENT

JOHN S. LEWIS

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.

Reading, Massachusetts • Menlo Park, California • New York
Don Mills, Ontario • Harlow, England • Amsterdam • Bonn
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  • Rain of Iron and Ice - The Very Real Threat of Comet and Asteroid Bombardment *
  • Contents i
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Stones That Fall from the Sky 10
  • 2 - Target: Earth 30
  • 3 - Stealth Weapons from Space 37
  • 4 - Brighter Than a Thousand Suns 55
  • 5 - The Space Age: the Cratered Planets 64
  • 6 - Near-Earth Objects 75
  • 7 - The Bashful Face of Mars 91
  • 8 - Ends of Geological Ages 100
  • 9 - Earth's Twin 116
  • 10 - You Found What on Mercury?? 131
  • 11 - Comet and Asteroid Families 138
  • 12 - Craters in the Ocean Don't Last 150
  • 13 - Effects on Human Populations 162
  • 14 - The Fiery Rain: Simulations by Computer 183
  • 15 - What Can We Do about It? 206
  • Afterword to the Paperback Edition 223
  • Suggested Reading 227
  • Index 229
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