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'The Tunguska Fireball' - A Review

From: Terry Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 03:25:14 -0500 (EST)
Archived: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 09:17:28 -0500
Subject: 'The Tunguska Fireball' - A Review


Forwarding permission given by William Corliss.

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Source: Science Frontiers.Com

http://www.science-frontiers.com

Science Frontiers Book Supplement No. 174,
Nov-Dec 2007, p. 1


The Tunguska Fireball: Solving One of the Great Mysteries Of The
20th Century - S. Verma, 285 pp., 2005, $14.95

This hardcover import from the UK traces the history of this
phenomenon from its 1908 fiery debut over Siberia until today.
The Tunguska explosion has been compared to that of 1,000 A-
bombs, but even today no one is sure what happened: meteor,
comet, UFO, mini-black hole, or terrestrial eruption?

Verma describes all the prostrated trees, the earth-girding
pressure wave, and curious luminous atmospheric effects.
Just as interesting are the stories of the expeditions
hunting for the impact point and the search for the expected,
but strangely missing meteoric debris. There is also the
human factor: the scientists, the speculators, and the
charlatans.

The book's price, too, is inexplicable!

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subscription: $8.00.

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Terry W. Colvin
Ladphrao (Bangkok), Thailand
Pran Buri (Hua Hin), Thailand




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