Incoming!

Or, Why We Should Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Meteorite

Ted Nield

Published: 2 February 2012
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 288 pages
ISBN: 9781847082640
£9.99

Overview

More than 470 million years ago, a stupendous collision in the Asteroid Belt bombarded the Earth with meteorites of all sizes. New research suggests that the resulting ecological disturbance may have been responsible for the single greatest increase in biological diversity since the origin of complex life. Introducing these fresh discoveries, Ted Nield challenges the orthodox view that meteorite strikes are bad news for life on Earth.

Interpreted as omens of doom or objects of power, Meteorites have been the stuff of legend throughout human history. Featuring a wealth of fascinating characters and great discoveries, Incoming! takes a fresh look at our falling skies.


About the author

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Ted Nield holds a doctorate in geology and works for the Geological Society of London as editor of the monthly magazine Geoscientist. He is a past Chair of the Association of British Science Writers and was a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations International Year of Planet Earth. He is a Fellow of the Geological Society and a member of the Meteoritical Society. He is the author of Supercontinent (2007), Incoming! (2011) and Underlands (2014), all published by Granta Books. He lives in London. More about the author





 
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