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Chicxulub : the impact and tsunami : the story of the largest known asteroid to hit the Earth

Author: David H Shonting; Cathy Ezrailson
Publisher: [Cham, Switzerland] : Springer Nature, [2017]
Series: Springer Praxis books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 aftermath of the Chicxulub's event initiated  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David H Shonting; Cathy Ezrailson
ISBN: 9783319394855 3319394851 9783319394879 3319394878
OCLC Number: 960056172
Description: xxiv, 124 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The arrival --
1. The orbiting objects --
2. The tale of Chicxulub --
3. A scenario for the Chicxulub impact and energies --
4. The Chicxulub tsunami --
5. Long term global effects --
Epilogue: Possible Chicxulub effects on the path of human evolution.
Series Title: Springer Praxis books.
Other Titles: Largest known asteroid to hit the Earth
Responsibility: David Shonting, Cathy Ezrailson.
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"Shonting ... offer a narrative that touches on scientific disciplines based in tsunami research, including astronomy, geology, oceanography, chemistry, biosciences, and world history. ... Each of Read more...

 
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