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Hazards Due to Comets and Asteroids

Edited by T. Gehrels
The University of Arizona Press

In 1993, the U.S. Department of Defense declassified information dealing with frequent explosions in the upper atmosphere caused by meteoric impact. It is estimated that impacts have occurred of a magnitude equivalent to the atomic bomb detonated at Hiroshima. Not all such space voyagers meet their end in the atmosphere, however; huge ...

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The Duckfoot Site, Vol. 1

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

"The authors and Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (CCAC) have spent years on this particular project, and the authors have extensive experience in Pueblo I archaeology. . . . Duckfoot is a small Anasazi habitation about ten miles northwest of Mesa. . . . Clearly and concisely written, a refreshing contrast to the obtuse prose that ...

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Mars

The University of Arizona Press

The planet Mars has been a subject of wonder for millennia, as attested by its place in mythology, by later speculation about its canals, and by the scientific and public excitement over the Viking mission. Although the scientific literature about the planet is voluminous, no comprehensive treatment of the results of modern spacecraft ...

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Solar Interior and Atmosphere

The University of Arizona Press

Observational data derived from the world's largest solar telescopes are correlated with theoretical discussions in nuclear and atomic physics by contributors representing a wide range of interests in solar research.

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The Sun in Time

The University of Arizona Press

An interdisciplinary approach to solar physics, as eighty-nine contributors trace the evolution of the Sun and provide a review of our current understanding of both its structure and its role in the origin and evolution of the solar system.

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Uranus

The University of Arizona Press

Uranus occupies a unique niche in the history of western thought; for while the planets from Mercury to Saturn had been known since pre-antiquity, Uranus was the first to be discovered, in 1781, through scientific investigation. Contemporary investigation of Uranus culminated in the Voyager 2 encounter in 1986. The results of that ...

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Origin and Evolution of Planetary and Satellite Atmospheres

The University of Arizona Press

An integrated discussion of the similarities and differences between the atmospheres of various bodies of the solar system, including the Earth.

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Quaternary Extinctions

The University of Arizona Press

"What caused the extinction of so many animals at or near the end of the Pleistocene? Was it overkill by human hunters, the result of a major climatic change or was it just a part of some massive evolutionary turnover? Questions such as these have plagued scientists for over one hundred years and are still being heatedly debated today.

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Mercury

The University of Arizona Press

This book is now available online too!

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