Impact Craters of Earth: with Selected Craters Elsewhere (Paperback)
Craters have been found on planets and moons throughout the solar system, caused when asteroids or meteors have collided with them. Our Earth has not escaped these impacts, and nearly 200 craters are known on Earth today. Some are easily visited, others are in locations few would ever want to get near. This book details all the known terrestrial impact craters, telling their age, size, and other details, as well as highlighting those easily visited. One has an annual "Craterfest" to attract tourists, while it is possible to swim in lakes that have filled others. Thomas Wm. Hamilton is a retired astronomer who worked for three years on the Apollo Project. He taught astronomy for 32 years, and worked in several planetariums. This is his fifth book on an astronomical topic since his retirement. He is a Fellow of the International Planetarium Society. Asteroid 4897 was named Tomhamilton in his honor by the International Astronomical Union. He lives on Staten Island, New York. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/ThomasWmHamilton.