Dynamics and Evolution of Minor Bodies with Galactic and Geological Implications: Proceedings of the Conference held in Kyoto, Japan from October 28 to November 1,1991
ISBN/ASIN: 9789401052177,9789401127431 | 1992 | English | pdf | 293/286 pages | 21.4 Mb
Publisher: Springer Netherlands | Author: Fred L. Whipple (auth.), S. V. M. Clube, S. Yabushita, J. Henrard (eds.) | Edition: 1
Minor bodies in the Solar System, though representing only a small fraction of the mass in the Solar System, may well play a fundamental role in terrestrial evolution.
This book contains investigations of the dynamics and physics of comets, asteroids and meteor streams, and the rather controversial topic of periodic phenomena in the Solar System as signified by geological records, together with several associated developments in celestial dynamics. All these problems are interwoven. This book makes a contribution towards unravelling the nature of the interactions between the Earth and its celestial environment.