Comet and Asteroid Impact Hazards – John S. Lewis

Comet and Asteroid Impact Hazards on a Populated Earth: Computer Modeling by John S. Lewis

This trade paperback was issued for those wanting to run computers simulations of impact frequencies and effects on Earth, encouraging them to modify Dr. Lewis’ program or to write their own. The heart of this 146 page technical monograph is the fifty-five pages of Chapters 2 through 5:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Impact Flux
  3. The Impactor
  4. The Impact Process
  5. The Target (emphasis mine)

Also, ponder his succinct and compelling conclusion:“Of all the natural hazards facing Earth, impacts are the most dangerous. Unlike native hazards of Earth’s surface, impacts know no size limit. Their effects can be devastating over the entire surface area of our planet. They are the only natural credible threat to human civilization. …” p.146.

200 pages, Academic Press, 2000, List price U$90, U$78 at Amazon.
Comet and Asteroid Impact Hazards on a Populated Earth: Computer Modeling by John S. Lewis

 

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