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Selected Cosmic Earth Impact Bibliography


Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L. Asteroid: Earth Destroyer or New Frontier? New York: Plenum Press, 1996.

Beatty, J. Kelley, Chaikin, Andre W. Editors (intro. by Carl Sagan). The New Solar System. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Binzel, R. P., Gehrels, T., and Matthews, M. S. Editors. Asteroids II. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1989.

Chapman, Clark R., and Morrison, David. Cosmic Catastrophes. New York: Plenum Press, 1989.

Cox, Donald W., and Chestek, James H. Doomsday Asteroid: Can We Survive? Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1996.

Dauber, Philip M., and Muller, Richard A. The Three Big Bangs: Comet Crashes, Exploding Stars, and the Creation of the Universe. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996.

Desonie, Dana. Cosmic Collisions. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1996.

Gehrels, Tom. Hazards Due to Comets and Asteroids. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994.

Gribbin, John & Mary. Fire on Earth: Doomsday, Dinosaurs, and Humankind. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Huebner, Walter F. (forward by Whipple, Fred L.) Physics and Chemistry of Comets. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1990.

Levy, David H. Impact Jupiter, The Crash of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9. New York: Plenum Press, 1995.

Lewis, John S. Rain of Iron and Ice: The Very Real Threat of Comet and Asteroid Bombardment. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1996.

Melosh, H.J. Impact Cratering: A Geological Process. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.

Remo, John L. Near Earth Objects: The United Nations International Conference. New York Academy of Science, 1997.

Steel, Duncan. Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets: The Search for The Million Megaton Menace that Threatens Life on Earth. New York: Wiley, 1995.

Thomas, P.J., Chyba, C.F., McKay, C.P. Editors. Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Life. New York: Springer, 1997.

Verschuur, Gerrit L. Impact!: The Threat of Comets and Asteroids. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.



Brown, Sen. George E. Jr. The Threat of Large Earth-Orbit Crossing Asteroids: Hearings before the House Sub-Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 103rd Congress, 1st session, 1993.

Canavan, G.H., Solem, J.C., Rather, D.G., Editors. Proceedings of the Near-Earth-Object Interception Workshop. Los Alamos, NM: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1992.

Davis, Donald and Chapman, Clark. Near-Earth Asteroids: Observer Alert Network and Physical Observations. Planetary Science Institute, Technical Report, 1992.

Harris, Alan and Bowell, Edward. Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 1991. Houston, TX: Lunar and Planetary Institute, Conference Proceedings, 1992.

Harris, Alan et al. The Deflection Dilemma: Use vs. Misuse of Technologies for Avoiding Interplanetary Hazards. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Center for Radiophysics and Space Research, 1994.

Hills, J.G., and Goda, M.P. Damage from the Impacts of Small Asteroids. Los Alamos National Lab., Conference Paper, 1996.

Johnson, L. et. al. Preparing for Planetary Defense. A Spacecast 2020 White Paper. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Air War College, 1995.

Morrison, D., Editor. The Spaceguard Survey: Report of the NASA International Near-Earth-Object Detection Workshop." Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, 1992.

New Developments Regarding the KT Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History. Houston University, Lunar Planetary Institute, 1994.

Rabinowitz, David L. The Flux of Small Asteroids Near the Earth. Arizona University, Conference Paper, 1992.

Shaffer, William, McHugh, Wang, Dexter. Space-Based Asteroid Detection and Monitoring System. Department of the Navy, 1996.

Tyson, Peter. "Comet Busters," Planetary Defense Workshop: An International Technical Meeting on Active Defense of the Terrestrial Biosphere from Impacts by Large Asteroids and Comets. Livermore, CA: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, May 1995.

Wood, Lowell L. et al. "Cosmic Bombardment IV: Averting Catastrophe In the Here-And-Now." A Presentation to Problems of Earth Protection Against the Impact With NEOs, September 1994.



Ahrens, T.J. and A.W. Harris. "Deflection and Fragmentation of Near-Earth Asteroids." Nature 360:429-433 (1992).

Binzel, R. P.. "Near-Earth Objects: Friends or Foes?" Planetary Report 15 (2): 8-11 (1995).

Ceplecha, Z. "Influx of Interplanetary Bodies onto Earth." Astronomy & Astrophysics 263: 361-366 (1992).

Ceplecha, Z. "Impacts of Meteoroids Larger than 1 m onto the Earth's Atmosphere." Astronomy & Astrophysics 286: 967-970 (1994).

Chapman, C.R. and D. Morrison. "Impacts on the Earth by Asteroids and Comets: Assessing the Hazard." Nature 367:33-39 (1994).

Chyba, C.F., P.J. Thomas, and K.J. Zahnle: "The 1908 Tunguska explosion: atmospheric disruption of a stony asteroid." Nature 361:40-44 (1993).

Covey, C. et al. "Global Climatic Effects of Atmospheric Dust from an Asteroid or Comet Impact on Earth." Global and Planetary Change 9:263-273 (1994).

Cravotta, Dave. "Rendezvous with the Comets." Final Frontier 10: 32-34 (May 1997).

"Earth is Target for Space Rocks at Higher Rate than Thought." NY Times, January 7, 1997, Page C1 (William J. Broad).

Byerly, Gary and Lowe, Donald. "Falling Rocks." Discover 11: 22 (April 1990).

"For Killer Asteroids, Respect at Last." NY Times, May 14, 1996, Page C1 (William J. Broad).

Gallant, Roy A. "Sikhote-Alin: Fifty Years Later." Sky & Telescope 93: 50-53 (Feb 1997).

Gehrels, Tom. "Collisions with Comets and Asteroids." Scientific American. March 1996: 57-59.

Grieve, R.A.F. "Impact Cratering on the Earth." Scientific American 262: 66-73.

Hale, Alan. "Close Encounters of the Comet Kind." Astronomy 25: 56-61 (March 1997).

Harris, A.W. "Can We Defend the Earth Against Impacts by Comets and Small Asteroids?" Mercury 25:12-13 (1996).

Hecht, Jeff. "Asteroid 'Airburst' May Have Devastated New Zealand." New Scientist, 19, October 5, 1991.

"A Hit in Honduras?" Sky and Telescope 93: 12 (March 1997).

Kobres, Bob. "Meteor Defense." Whole Earth Review. Fall 1987, 70-73.

Kunk, M.J. "Manson, Iowa: Where the 'Big One' Struck?" Astronomy 17: 10-11 (October 1989).

Longo, et al. "Search for Microremnants of the Tunguska Cosmic Body." Planetary & Space Sci. 42:163-177 (1994).

Morrison, D. "An International Program to Protect the Earth from Impact Catastrophe: First steps." Acta Astronautica 30:11-16 (1993).

Nadis, Steve. "Asteroid Hazards Stir Up Defense Debate." Nature 375: 174 (May 1995).

Naeye, Robert. "The Hole in Nebraska." Discover 14: 18: (April 1993).

Phillips, Jim. "Grab a Rock from Space." Astronomy 25: 88-91 (May 1997).

Pope, K.O. et al. "Impact Winter and the Cretaceous/Tertiary Extinction: Results of a Chicxulub Asteroid Impact Model. Earth & Planetary Science Letters 128:719-725 (1994).

Rabinowitz, D.L. et al. "Evidence for a Near-Earth Asteroid Belt." Nature 363:704-706 (1993).

Sagan, C. and S. Ostro. "Dangers of Asteroid Deflection." Nature 369:501 (1994).

Schaefer, Bradley. "Comets that Changed the World." Sky & Telescope 93: 46-51 (May 1997).

Scheeres, D.J., S.J. Ostro, R.S. Hudson and R.A. Werner "Orbits Close to Asteroid 4769 Castalia." Icarus 121: 67-87 (1996).

"Scientists Find Higher Traffic Count in Earth's Orbit." Washington Post, May 12, 1996, Page A10. (Harwood, William)

Stern, S. Alan. "Seeking Rogue Comets." Astronomy 25: 47-51. (Feb 1997).

Svetsov, V.V., I.V. Nemtchinov, and A.V. Teterev. "Disintegration of Large Meteoroids in the Earth's Atmosphere: Theoretical Models." Icarus 116:131-153


"Whew!" Jaroff, Leon. Time March 23, 1998.

"World's Largest Impact Crater?" Sky and Telescope 77: 351 (April 1989).

Wynn, Jeffrey C. and Shoemaker, Eugene M. "Secrets of the Wabar Craters." Sky and Telescope 94: 44-48 (November 1997).

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