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Author Rubin, Alan E. (Alan Edward), 1953-

Title Disturbing the solar system : impacts, close encounters, and coming attractions / Alan E. Rubin.

Publication Info. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2002]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Homer Twp PL - Main Adult Non-Fiction - HDBB-1  521.1 RUB    AVAILABLE
Description xv, 361 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-352) and index.
Contents PART 1: OVERVIEW OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM: A brief history of the Solar System -- Where are we? The location of the Solar System -- Heat sources -- PART 2: EARTH AND MOON: The magnetic Earth -- Ice ages -- Origin of the Moon -- PART 3: SMALL BODIES, IMPACTS, AND RINGS: Asteriods and meteorites -- What heated the asteroids -- Mesosiderites: biography of a shocked and melted asteroid -- Meteor crater -- The lunar crater controversy: a brief retelling -- Dinosaurs and the cretaceous-tertiary extinction -- Recent impacts: Tunguska to Shoemaker-Levy 9 -- Rings and shepherds -- PART 4: LIFE BEYOND EARTH: The search for life on Mars -- Panspermia -- Paucity of aliens -- Human response to first contact.
Subject Gravity.
Catastrophes (Geology)
Life on other planets.
ISBN 0691074747 alkaline paper

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