Asteroids suggest images of a catastrophic impact with Earth, triggering infernos, tidal waves, famine, and death — but these scenarios have obscured the larger story of how asteroids have been discovered and studied. During the past two centuries, the quest for knowledge about asteroids has involved eminent scientists and amateur astronomers, patient research and sudden intuition, advanced technology and the simplest of telescopes, newspaper headlines and Cold War secrets. Showing how asteroid research is increasingly collaborative, Peebles's Asteroids provides insights into the evolution of scientific ideas and the ebb and flow of scientific debate.
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A very good book to anyone that desires to acquire a good glimmer about the subject of Near Earth Objects and their threat to our civilization. It covers all aspects from technical to politics and is ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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