Even before Deep Impact and Armageddon graced the silver screen, people pondered the possibility of an asteroid striking the Earth and endangering life as we know it. But how likely is that, really? What would it take to ensure the safety of humanity from asteroids when there are thousands and thousands of them out there?
In a recent TED Talk, Dr. Carrie Nugent discussed all things asteroid, and her talk has been adapted into Asteroid Hunters, your one-stop shop for everything you could want to know about asteroids. (Including the fact that NASA has an actual position titled “Planetary Defense Officer,” which is very cool.)
In this book, you learn their composition, the impact both small and large asteroids could have on our planet, and both the challenges and successes involved in cataloging them.
Short and fascinating, this book presents science through a refreshing lens of wonder and optimism, exploring how technology and human ingenuity come together to allow asteroid hunters to serve as modern-day sky police, keeping us both informed and safe.
Whether you’re a space junkie or a newcomer to the topic, Asteroid Hunters is a quick, satisfying, and informative read.
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||128 pages|
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|Category||Science & Nature|