Meteorite Craters

Kathleen Mark (Author)
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The scientific community has argued for decades over the origin of giant craters on the earth. In a highly readable fashion, Kathleen Mark recounts the fascinating detective story of how scientists came to recognize metorite craters, both ancient and relatively recent.
"A splendid account of just how [meteorite craters] came about."—Geology Today"Kathleen Mark gives a lively picture of this amazing chapter of the history of modern geology, and of many scientists who played a role fighting for or against the new concept. Her report is based on an authentic knowledge of the widespread literature, documented in an extensive list of references, and vividly illustrated by anecdotal details. For anyone interested in the origin and the early history of impact geology, this book is informative reading, made pleasant by the author's clear language, which avoids overly technical terms."—Wolf von Engelhardt in Earth Science History"For an accurate, well-researched introductory overview of the field, you could not find a better book."—Gail O. Clark in Astronomy"An invaluable reference on the history of the recognition of terrestrial cratering."—L. Lundström in Impact"This text is a model of clear non-technical exposition and apt illustration."—Philip Morrison in Scientific American
Meteorite Craters
288 Pages 6 x 9 x 0.8 Published: 1995 Paperback (9780816515684)

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