Asteroids: A History

Asteroids: A History

by Curtis Peebles


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560989820
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 07/17/2001
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.93(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Curtis Peebles has published ten books and more than forty articles. He is the author of Watch the Skies: A Chronicle of the Flying Saucer Myth (1994) and coauthor of Flying Without Wings (1999), both published by the Smithsonian Institution Press.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1. Discovery of the Asteroids Chapter 2 2. Vermin of the Skies Chapter 3 3. The Modern Era Chapter 4 4. Apollos, Amors, Atens, and Close Calls: The Near-Earth Asteroids Chapter 5 5. Far Frontiers: From the Trojans to the Kuiper Belt Chapter 6 6. Asteroid Space Missions Chapter 7 7. The Name's the Thing! Chapter 8 8. 3043 San Diego: The Unwanted Honor Chapter 9 9. Impact Chapter 10 10. Shoemaker-Levy 9 Chapter 11 11. Planetary Defense Chapter 12 12. The Third Century of Asteroid Studies

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