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Biological processes associated with impact events

Cockell, Charles; Koeberl, Christian and Gilmour, Iain eds. (2006). Biological processes associated with impact events. Impact Studies. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

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Abstract

The diversity of papers presented in this volume attest to the fact that impact cratering is very much a biological process. This volume is the tenth in a series of books resulting from the activities of the scientific programme, "Response of the Earth System to Impact Processes" (IMPACT), by the European Science Foundation. The papers were presented at an international meeting at King's College, Cambridge in 2003. These papers investigate the effects of asteroid and comet impacts on a diversity of biological and evolutionary processes including the survival of organics and microbial ecosystems to the extinction of organisms.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 3-540-25735-7, 978-3-540-25735-6
Keywords: Astrobiology; Cratering; Ecology; Extinctions; Impact Events
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 7616
Depositing User: Iain Gilmour
Date Deposited: 29 May 2007
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2011 09:38
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/7616
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