Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. M. J. Burchell, N. R. G. Shrine, A. Bunch, J. C. Zarnecki
    Pages 1-26
  3. Alexander Shukolyukov, Frank T. Kyte, Günter W. Lugmair, Donald R. Lowe, Gary R. Byerly
    Pages 99-115
  4. Wolf Uwe Reimold, Christian Koeberl, Steven Johnson, Iain McDonald
    Pages 117-180
  5. Bruce M. Simonson, Miriam Hornstein, Scott Hassler
    Pages 181-213
  6. Andreas Abels, Heiko Zumsprekel, Lutz Bischoff
    Pages 309-326
  7. A. P. Jones, P. Claeys, S. Heuschkel
    Pages 343-361
  8. Robert Lilljequist
    Pages 363-387
  9. V. Puura, A. Kärki, J. Kirs, K. Kirsimäe, A. Kleesment, M. Konsa et al.
    Pages 417-445

About this book


Only 10% of the 150 or so known impact craters on Earth date from the early Precambrian Era, a time period covering 88% of the Earths history. Yet this Era encompasses events in the origin and evolution of our planet from the origin of life itself to the developments of the continents. The papers in this volume were presented at a workshop sponsored by the European Science Foundation Scientific Network on Impact cratering held in Cambridge, UK, in December 1998. The papers outline the present state of scientific understanding of the role impacts may have played in the biological and geological evolution of the Early Earth.


early earth evolution impact craters marine origin of life petrography remote sensing

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-67092-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46578-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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