Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences

Impacts and the Early Earth

Editors: Gilmour, Iain, Koeberl, Christian (Eds.)

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Only 10% of the 150 or so known impact craters on Earth date from the early Precambrian Era, a time period covering 88% of the Earths history. Yet this Era encompasses events in the origin and evolution of our planet from the origin of life itself to the developments of the continents. The papers in this volume were presented at a workshop sponsored by the European Science Foundation Scientific Network on Impact cratering held in Cambridge, UK, in December 1998. The papers outline the present state of scientific understanding of the role impacts may have played in the biological and geological evolution of the Early Earth.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Exobiology: Laboratory tests of the impact related aspects of Panspermia

    Burchell, M. J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Macromolecular organic materials in carbonaceous chondrites: A review of their sources and their role in the origin of life on the early earth

    Sephton, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 27-49

  • Effects of atmospheric heating on infalling meteorites and micrometeorites: Relevance to conditions on the early earth

    Wright, I. P. (et al.)

    Pages 51-72

  • Search for petrographic and geochemical evidence for the late heavy bombardment on earth in early archean rocks from Isua, Greenland

    Koeberl, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 73-97

  • The oldest impact deposits on earth — First confirmation of an extraterrestrial component

    Shukolyukov, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 99-115

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Impacts and the Early Earth
Editors
  • Iain Gilmour
  • Christian Koeberl
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Series Volume
91
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-46578-2
DOI
10.1007/BFb0027753
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-67092-6
Series ISSN
0930-0317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 448
Number of Illustrations
181 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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