I purchased this book for my own interest sometime before being asked to review it. It is not “light reading”, consisting largely of lists, ranging from items such as the composition of the oceans to the locations, ages and sizes of major impact structures of the world. It contains the kind of material that is not always easy to find, unless you happen to be an expert in the field and you know who published the most authoritative review paper on a particular subject. This book takes the hard work out of trying to find the data (and in some...

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