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Terrestrial Impact Craters

Suggested Reading

Alvarez L. W. et al. (1980) Extraterrestrial cause for the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction. Science, 208, 1095-1108.

Alvarez W. (1997) T. Rex and the Crater of Doom. Princeton University Press, Princeton, 185 pp.

Benest D. and Froeschlé C., eds. (1998) Impacts on Earth. Lecture Notes in Physics 505, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 223 pp.

Deutsch A. and Schärer U. (1994) Dating terrestrial impact events. Meteoritics, 29, 301-322.

Dressler B. O. et al., eds. (1994) Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution. Geological Society of America Special Paper 293, 348 pp.

Dressler B. O. and Sharpton V. L., eds. (1999) Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution II. Geological Society of America Special Paper 339, 464 pp.

French B. M. (1998) Traces of Catastrophe: A Handbook of Shock-Metamorphic Effects in Terrestrial Meteorite Impact Structures. Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, 120 pp. Available at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/books/CB-954/CB-954.intro.html.

French B. M. and Short N. M. (1968) Shock Metamorphism of Natural Materials. Mono, Baltimore, 644 pp.

Gilmour I. and Koeberl C., eds. (2000) Impacts and the Early Earth. Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences 91, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 445 pp.

Hodge P. (1994) Meteorite Craters and Impact Structures of the Earth. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 124 pp.

Hoyt W. G. (1987) Coon Mountain Controversies. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 442 pp.

Koeberl C. and Anderson R. R., eds. (1996) The Manson Impact Structure, Iowa: Anatomy of an Impact Crater. Geological Society of America Special Paper 302, 484 pp.

Koeberl C. et al. (1997) Diamonds from the Popigai impact structure, Russia. Geology, 25, 967-970.

Mark K. (1987) Meteorite Craters. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 288 pp.

Melosh H. J. (1989) Impact Cratering: A Geological Process. Oxford, New York, 245 pp.

Montanari A. and Koeberl C. (2000) Impact Stratigraphy: The Italian Record. Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences 93, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 364 pp.

Poag C. W. (1999) Chesapeake Invader: Discovering America's Giant Meteorite Crater. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 183 pp.

Powell J. L. (1998) Night Comes to the Cretaceous. Freeman and Co., New York, 250 pp.

Roddy D. J. et al., eds. (1977) Impact and Explosion Cratering. Pergamon, New York, 1301 pp.

Ryder G. et al. (1996) The Cretaceous-Tertiary Event and Other Catastrophes in Earth History. Geological Society of America Special Paper 307, 576 pp.

Sharpton V. L. and Ward P. W., eds. (1990) Global Catastrophes in Earth History: The Proceedings of an Interdisciplinary Conference on Impacts, Volcanism and Mass Mortality. Geological Society of America Special Paper 247, 631 pp.

Silver L. T. and Schultz P. H., eds. (1982) Geological Implications of Impacts of Large Asteroids and Comets on the Earth. Geological Society of America Special Paper 190, 528 pp.

Steel D. (2000) Target Earth. Reader's Digest, 160 pp.


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