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Chicxulub: the Impact and Tsunami The Story of the Largest Known Asteroid to Hit the Earth

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ISBN-10: 3319394851

ISBN-13: 9783319394855

Edition: 2017

Authors: David Shonting, Cathy Ezrailson

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This book tells the story of the catastrophic impact of the giant 10 Km asteroid Chicxulub into the ancient Gulf of Mexico 65.5 million years ago. The book begins with a discussion of the nature of asteroids and the likelihood of future Earth-impacts. The story then turns to the discovery of a global sediment layer attributed to the fallout from the impact and a piecing together of the evidence that revealed a monster crater, buried under the Gulf. Reviewed is the myriad of geological and fossil evidence that suggested the disastrous sequence of events occurring when a "nuclear-like" explosion ripped through the sea, Earth, and atmosphere, thus forming the mega-crater and tsunami. The…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Publication date: 9/19/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 124
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 7.810
Language: English