Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Editors: Bobrowsky, Peter T., Rickman, Hans (Eds.)

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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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Geologic Record of Destructive Impact Events on Earth

    Richard A. F. Grieve, David A. Kring

    Pages 3-24

  • The Archaeology and Anthropology of Quaternary Period Cosmic Impact

    W. Bruce Masse

    Pages 25-70

  • Umm al Binni Structure, Southern Iraq, as a Postulated Late Holocene Meteorite Impact Crater

    S. Master, T. Woldai

    Pages 89-103

  • Tree-Rings Indicate Global Environmental Downturns that could have been Caused by Comet Debris

    M. G. L. Baillie

    Pages 105-122

  • The GGE Threat: Facing and Coping with Global Geophysical Events

    W. J. McGuire

    Pages 123-141

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  • ISBN 978-3-642-06924-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society
Book Subtitle
An Interdisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Peter T. Bobrowsky
  • Hans Rickman
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32711-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-32711-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-32709-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06924-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 546
Topics