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Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 The Geologic Record of Destructive Impact Events on Earth
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    Chapter 2 The Archaeology and Anthropology of Quaternary Period Cosmic Impact
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    Chapter 3 The Sky on the Ground: Celestial Objects and Events in Archaeology and Popular Culture
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    Chapter 4 Umm al Binni Structure, Southern Iraq, as a Postulated Late Holocene Meteorite Impact Crater
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    Chapter 5 Tree-Rings Indicate Global Environmental Downturns that could have been Caused by Comet Debris
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    Chapter 6 The GGE Threat: Facing and Coping with Global Geophysical Events
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    Chapter 7 The Asteroid Impact Hazard and Interdisciplinary Issues
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    Chapter 8 The Impact Hazard: Advanced NEO Surveys and Societal Responses
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    Chapter 9 Understanding the Near-Earth Object Population: the 2004 Perspective
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    Chapter 10 Physical Properties of NEOs and Risks of an Impact: Current Knowledge and Future Challenges
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    Chapter 11 Evaluating the Risk of Impacts and the Efficiency of Risk Reduction
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    Chapter 12 Physical Effects of Comet and Asteroid Impacts: Beyond the Crater Rim
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    Chapter 13 Frequent Ozone Depletion Resulting from Impacts of Asteroids and Comets
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    Chapter 14 Tsunami as a Destructive Aftermath of Oceanic Impacts
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    Chapter 15 The Physical and Social Effects of the Kaali Meteorite Impact — a Review
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    Chapter 16 The Climatic Effects of Asteroid and Comet Impacts: Consequences for an Increasingly Interconnected Society
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    Chapter 17 Nature of the Tunguska Impactor Based on Peat Material from the Explosion Area
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    Chapter 18 The Tunguska Event
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    Chapter 19 Tunguska (1908) and Its Relevance for Comet/Asteroid Impact Statistics
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    Chapter 20 Atmospheric Megacryometeor Events versus Small Meteorite Impacts: Scientific and Human Perspective of a Potential Natural Hazard
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    Chapter 21 Social Science and Near-Earth Objects: an Inventory of Issues
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    Chapter 22 Perception of Risk from Asteroid Impact
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    Chapter 23 Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society
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    Chapter 24 Social Perspectives on Comet/Asteroid Impact (CAI) Hazards: Technocratic Authority and the Geography of Social Vulnerability
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    Chapter 25 May Land Impacts Induce a Catastrophic Collapse of Civil Societies?
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    Chapter 26 The Societal Implications of a Comet/Asteroid Impact on Earth: a Perspective from International Development Studies
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    Chapter 27 Disaster Planning for Cosmic Impacts: Progress and Weaknesses
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    Chapter 28 Insurance Coverage of Meteorite, Asteroid and Comet Impacts — Issues and Options
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    Chapter 29 The Economic Consequences of Disasters due to Asteroid and Comet Impacts, Small and Large
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    Chapter 30 Communicating Impact Risk to the Public
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    Chapter 31 Impact Risk Communication Management (1998–2004): Has It Improved?
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    Chapter 32 Towards Rational International Policies on the NEO Hazard
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    Chapter 33 A Road Map for Creating a NEO Research Program in Developing Countries
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Chapter title
The Tunguska Event
Chapter number 18
Book title
Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society
Published by
Springer Berlin Heidelberg, January 2007
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-32711-0_18
Book ISBNs
978-3-54-032709-7, 978-3-54-032711-0
Authors

G. Longo, Longo, G.

Editors

Dr. Peter T. Bobrowsky, Dr. Hans Rickman

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 25 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 4%
Uruguay 1 4%
France 1 4%
Austria 1 4%
Unknown 21 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 24%
Student > Bachelor 4 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Other 2 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 4 16%
Unknown 5 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 6 24%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 5 20%
Engineering 4 16%
Psychology 2 8%
Arts and Humanities 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 5 20%