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Author Glikson, A. Y.
Title The asteroid impact connection of planetary evolution [electronic resource] : with special reference to large Precambrian and Australian impacts / Andrew Y. Glikson.
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2013.
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 Electronic Book  QB377 .G55 2013eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xii, 149 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Series SpringerBriefs in earth sciences, 2191-5369
SpringerBriefs in earth sciences.
Contents A Paradigm Shift in Earth Science -- Encounters in Space -- Lunar Impacts and the Late Heavy Bombardment in the Earth-Moon System -- Impact and Cratering Dynamics -- Identification of Impact Structures -- Impact Ejecta and Fallout Units -- Extraterrestrial Geochemical, Isotopic and Mineralogical Signatures -- Precambrian Asteroid Impacts -- Large (>100 km Diameter) Impact Structures -- Asteroid Impact Clusters and Isotopic Age Peaks -- Australian Large Impact Structures (>20 km Diameter) -- Impacts and Mass Extinctions -- Uniformitarian Models and the Role of Asteroid Impacts in Earth Evolution -- The Current Danger.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Asteroids -- Collisions with Earth.
Impact craters.
Earth (Planet) -- Surface.
ISBN 940076328X (electronic bk.)
9789400763289 (electronic bk.)