Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Fire Came By

The Fire Came By: The Riddle of the Great Siberian Explosion
by John Baxter and Thomas Atkins [001.94 Bax]

In 1908 a large meteorite hit the Tunguska region in central Siberia. The seismic shock was registered in Paris, London, Washington, D. C. and, of course, Moscow. At the time, the explosion and impact were not scientifically understood. With the passage of time, more was understood about astrophysics, including black holes and antimatter and the Tunguska event has been better investigated. This book relies on the aforementioned modern science to explore the "fire that came by." -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library
[ Wikipedia article on the Tungunska Event ]

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