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Yeomans, Donald K
Near-Earth objects : finding them before they find us / Donald K. Yeomans
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2013
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QB651 .Y46 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Near-Earth objects
Asteroids -- Collisions with Earth
Comets -- Collisions with Earth
Physical Description xiv, 172 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references ( p. 155-157) and indexes
Contents Earth's closest neighbors -- The solar system's origin : the classical view -- How and where do near-Earth objects form? -- Near-Earth objects as the enablers and destroyers of life -- Discovering and tracking near-Earth objects -- The nature of asteroids and comets -- Nature's natural resources and the human exploration of our solar system -- Near-Earth objects as threats to Earth -- Predicting the likelihood of an Earth impact -- Deflecting an Earth-threatening near-Earth object

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