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Rain Of Iron And Ice: The Very Real Threat Of Comet And Asteroid Bombardment

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Rain of Iron and Ice shows us the unmistakable evidence—from spaceprobe flybys of the planets to the scars on our own Earth—of cataclysmic comet and asteroid impacts. By comparing what we know about the earth’s geology and paleontology with the ages of the other planets and moons in our solar system, Lewis makes the strongest case yet for sudden, dramatic extinctions and a ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 25th 1997 by Basic Books (first published January 1st 1996)
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James
A bit dated, published in 1996, but in a way that bolster's Dr. Lewis' credibility, as the new information the sciences have turned up in the intervening years have supported his statements.

Also, this book is only half the story, the negative side of the coin. For its counterpart, see the other book he published in 1996, Mining the Sky, about the possibilities in using the resources of our Moon, Mars, Mars' moons, and the asteroids to enable humanity to explore and settle the solar system and m
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Bayard West
Rain of Fire and Ice is a factual account of threats to our civilization from asteroids and comets. It is gripping in it's account of past events and a compelling exploration of what would happen if a massive object were to strike our planet.

Whenever I want to write about true disaster, I find myself opening this book and flipping to the chapter called Brighter than a Thousand Suns which relates the events of December 6th, 1917 when a French cargo ship caught fire in the Halifax harbor, Nova Sc
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John
I loved this book. Great stories of historically documented terrestrial impacts. Well researched great read for those with an interest in meteorite, comet, or asteroid impact related matters.
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