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Author Yeomans, Donald K.
Title Near-Earth objects [electronic resource] : finding them before they find us / Donald K. Yeomans.
Published Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, c2013.
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 Electronic Book  QB651 .Y46 2013eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 172 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Earth's closest neighbors -- The solar system's origin : the classical view -- How and where do near-Earth objects form? -- Near-Earth objects as the enablers and destroyers of life -- Discovering and tracking near-Earth objects -- The nature of asteroids and comets -- Nature's natural resources and the human exploration of our solar system -- Near-Earth objects as threats to Earth -- Predicting the likelihood of an Earth impact -- Deflecting an Earth-threatening near-Earth object.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Near-Earth objects.
Asteroids -- Collisions with Earth.
Comets -- Collisions with Earth.
Related To Print version: Yeomans, Donald K. Near-Earth objects. Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, c2013. 9780691149295 0691149291 (DLC) 2012005990
ISBN 1400844630 (electronic bk.)
9781400844630 (electronic bk.)
9780691149295 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0691149291 (hardcover : alk. paper)