The addition of extraterrestrial matter to the surface of the Earth throughout geological time is a process that has had a significant influence on the geological evolution of the Earth. However, with the exception of the dramatic effects of meteorite or cometary impacts onto the surface of the Earth, there is a general lack of awareness as to the nature of these processes and why they are of both scientifically interest and importance. This comprehensive volume does an excellent job of rectifying this situation by bringing together a group of researchers with diverse expertise to present the state of the...

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