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Author Bevan, Alex
Title Australia's Meteorite Craters
Imprint Perth : Western Australian Museum, 2010
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (100 pages)
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Note Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Discovery and Ancient Beliefs -- Anatomy of a Crater -- A Meteoritic Fingerprint -- How was Wolfe Creek Crater Formed? -- Australia's Impact Record -- The Crater Map of Australia -- Why Formed by a Meteorite? -- Target Earth -- Can it Happen Again? -- Glossary -- Sources and Selected Further Reading -- Acknowledgements
On Earth, catastrophic impact of an asteroid or comet with truly global consequences has not happened during our written history, and the threat seems very small. Giant scars on our planet's surface are relics of an impact history stretching back more than 2 billion years, and there is no assurance it cannot happen again. In Australia there are 36 structures ranging from tens of metres to tens of kilometres in diameter, and recognised to varying degrees of certainty as having been formed by giant meteorite impact. In clear and concise language this book begins with ancient beliefs and myths about craters and then explains how they are actually formed and provides details of their structure. Using the record in the rocks, the authors also assess the likelihood of future impacts and their possible effects
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bevan, Alex Australia's Meteorite Craters Perth : Western Australian Museum,c2010 9781920843960
Subject Meteorite craters--Australia
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Alt Author Murray, Peter
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