Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Peter T. Bobrowsky, Hans Rickman
Springer Science & Business Media, 2007 M06 10 - 546 páginas

In 1908 an atmospheric explosion in northern Siberia released energy equivalent to 15 Mton of TNT. Can a comparable or larger NEO affect us again? When the next NEO strikes Earth will it be large enough to destroy a city? Will the climate change significantly? Can archaeology and anthropology provide insights into the expected cultural responses with NEO interactions? Does society have a true grasp of the actual risks involved? Is the Great Depression a good model for the economic collapse that could follow a NEO catastrophe? This volume provides a necessary link between various disciplines and comet/asteroid impacts.

 

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H Jay Melosh
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Novosibirsk 630090 Russia
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Contributors
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Effects of the Meteorite Impact
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Potential Weather and ClimateRelated Impacts
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Quanlin
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Acknowledgments
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Tunguska 1908 and Its Relevance
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Conclusions
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Brian G Marsden
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Michel Hermelin
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Sidle
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William T Hartwell
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Giovanni B Valsecchi
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Copenhagen Denmark
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Facing and Coping with Global Geophysical Events
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Roma Italy
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Astronomy and Physical Implications
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Advanced NEO Surveys and Societal Responses
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School of Archaeology and Palaeoecology The Queens University of Belfast
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Evaluating the Risk of Impacts and the Efficiency of Risk Reduction
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References
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Acknowledgments
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Desert Research Institute Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences 755 E Flamingo
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Megacryometeors Versus Small Meteorite Impacts
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Raymond G Roble
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an Inventory of Issues
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Perception of Risk from Asteroid Impact 369
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Hazard Risk Assessment of a Near Earth Object
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Southwest Research Institute Suite 400 1050 Walnut Street
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The Civil Society As a Complex System
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Sharad Master
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Probabilities
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Insurance Coverage of Meteorite Asteroid and Comet Impacts
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Istituto diAstrofisica Spaziale e Fisica Cosmica INAF Area Ricerac Tor Vergata Via Fosso del Cavaliere 100
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Communicating Impact Risk to the Public
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David A Kring
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Towards Rational International Policies on the NEO Hazard 521
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A Road Map for Creating a NEO Research Program
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Index
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Departamento de Edafología y Geología Universidad de La Laguna
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