Traces of Catastrophe
by Bevan M French
Publisher: Lunar and Planetary Institute 1998
Number of pages: 120
The author provides for geoscientists a detailed introduction and overview of impact processes, crater formation, and shock metamorphism. The book is not aimed primarily at specialists actually working in impact geology. It is intended for geoscientists of all kinds: students, professors and professional geologists who may unexpectedly encounter an impact structure in the next field area or in the next drill core.
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