A Siberian Mystery and Its Environmental Legacy

Sep 14, 2022

by Andy Bruno

I remember hearing stories about the Tunguska meteorite as a young child. It was probably the first scientific mystery that I have encountered. And finally my curiosity was satisfied, thanks to this thorough and very well researched book.

The author delivers answers to every possible question on that topic — he describes not only the catastrophe itself, quoting the amazing reports of native eyewitnesses, but also how the scientific community tried for decades to discover the true history of what happened and how the public relished this quest. It is written in a plain style that can sometimes be a bit too dry but the story is nevertheless fascinating and full of extraordinary characters.

Thanks to the publisher, Cambridge University Press, and NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book.



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