If an Asteroid Hit Earth

If an Asteroid Hit Earth

by Ray Spangenburg, Kit Moser, Diane Moser
     
 

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Imminent destruction from a wayward asteroid may happen to this planet at any time; woefully, we are not prepared to save ourselves. Scientists theorize that 65 million years ago just such an impact wiped out the dinosaurs and many other types of life. Through study of the earth's multitude of layers, substances found naturally in space have appeared deep within land and sea masses, confirming past impacts. By using colorful drawings, photographs, tables and text boxes, the past and future on earth as related to mass destruction from space are explained and theorized. Moving from the study of ancient myths and legends to today's satellite observations and computer simulations, scientists use vast amounts of information to piece together this baffling puzzle's past, present and future. The authors end this fascinating read with doom and gloom by presenting the truth that "we currently have no plan in place" to save earth. Also included are a glossary, a timeline of discovery, bibliographies of books, CD-ROMs, videos, places to visit, Internet sites and an index. Part of the "Out of this World" series. 2000, Franklin Watts, . Ages 10 up. Reviewer: Mary Sue Preissner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531117163
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Out of This World Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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