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The Resource Near-earth objects : finding them before they find us, Donald K. Yeomans ; with a new preface by the author

Near-earth objects : finding them before they find us, Donald K. Yeomans ; with a new preface by the author

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Near-earth objects : finding them before they find us
Title
Near-earth objects
Title remainder
finding them before they find us
Statement of responsibility
Donald K. Yeomans ; with a new preface by the author
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Of all the natural disasters that could befall us, only an Earth impact by a large comet or asteroid has the potential to end civilization in a single blow. Yet these near-Earth objects also offer tantalizing clues to our solar system's origins, and someday could even serve as stepping-stones for space exploration. In this book, Donald Yeomans introduces readers to the science of near-Earth objects--its history, applications, and ongoing quest to find near-Earth objects before they find us. In its course around the sun, the Earth passes through a veritable shooting gallery of millions of nearby comets and asteroids. One such asteroid is thought to have plunged into our planet sixty-five million years ago, triggering a global catastrophe that killed off the dinosaurs. Yeomans provides an up-to-date and accessible guide for understanding the threats posed by near-Earth objects, and also explains how early collisions with them delivered the ingredients that made life on Earth possible. He shows how later impacts spurred evolution, allowing only the most adaptable species to thrive--in fact, we humans may owe our very existence to objects that struck our planet. Yeomans takes readers behind the scenes of today's efforts to find, track, and study near-Earth objects. He shows how the same comets and asteroids most likely to collide with us could also be mined for precious natural resources like water and oxygen, and used as watering holes and fueling stations for expeditions to Mars and the outermost reaches of our solar system
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JSTOR
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Yeomans, Donald K
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Near-Earth objects
  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • SCIENCE
  • Asteroids
  • Comets
  • Near-Earth objects
Label
Near-earth objects : finding them before they find us, Donald K. Yeomans ; with a new preface by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3. How and Where Do Near-Earth Objects Form?
  • Chapter 4. Near-Earth Objects as the Enablers and Destroyers of Life
  • Chapter 5. Discovering and Tracking Near-Earth Objects
  • Chapter 6. The Nature of Asteroids and Comets
  • Chapter 7. Nature's Natural Resources and the Human Exploration of Our Solar System
  • Chapter 8. Near-Earth Objects as Threats to Earth
  • Chapter 9. Predicting the Likelihood of an Earth Impact
  • Chapter 10. Deflecting an Earth-Threatening Near-Earth Object
  • References
  • Index of Asteroid and Cometary Objects
  • Frontmatter
  • General Index
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Earth's Closest Neighbors
  • Chapter 2. The Solar System's Origin
Control code
ocn958879701
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 172 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400883554
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400883554
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1bz6bcv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958879701
Label
Near-earth objects : finding them before they find us, Donald K. Yeomans ; with a new preface by the author
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 3. How and Where Do Near-Earth Objects Form?
  • Chapter 4. Near-Earth Objects as the Enablers and Destroyers of Life
  • Chapter 5. Discovering and Tracking Near-Earth Objects
  • Chapter 6. The Nature of Asteroids and Comets
  • Chapter 7. Nature's Natural Resources and the Human Exploration of Our Solar System
  • Chapter 8. Near-Earth Objects as Threats to Earth
  • Chapter 9. Predicting the Likelihood of an Earth Impact
  • Chapter 10. Deflecting an Earth-Threatening Near-Earth Object
  • References
  • Index of Asteroid and Cometary Objects
  • Frontmatter
  • General Index
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Earth's Closest Neighbors
  • Chapter 2. The Solar System's Origin
Control code
ocn958879701
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 172 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400883554
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400883554
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1bz6bcv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958879701

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