DRESSLER, B.O. & SHARPTON, V.L. (2000):
Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution II. - 464 S., zahlr. Abb.,
Impact specialists, or any other scientists interested in this field of geoscience and planetology will appreciate the wide range of topics in this book: impact cratering mechanics; geophysical signatures of impact structures (e.g., Chesapeake Bay, Chicxulub, Mjolnir, Barents Sea, Sudbury, Slate Islands); formation and differentiation of impact melts (e.g., Sudbury); shock metamorphism and shock attenuation (e.g., Slate Islands); terrestrial impact structures under investigation (e.g., Morokweng, Lyckesele, Popigai); and the origin of carbon, including diamonds, in impact deposits (e.g., Sudbury, Chicxulub ejecta). This special volume is the outcome of a second international conference on Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution (Sudbury 1997) attended by more than 150 scientists representing about 15 countries. The volume contains 33 papers. Presentations on the Sudbury Structure are introduced by a summary of the understanding of this structure before the 1997 conference and are followed by concluding remarks outlining unresolved problems. This volume contains more than 32 papers of interest to all geoscientists who investigate the effects of impacts and planetology.