The Big Splash (book)
|The Big Splash ...|
|Author(s)||Louis A. Frank
|Publisher||Birch Lane Press
Carol Publishing Group
|Publication date||October 1990|
|Dewey Decimal||550 20|
|LC Classification||QB631 .F68 1990|
The Big Splash is a 1990 book written by Louis A. Frank with Patrick Huyghe. In the book, Frank claims to have found scientific evidence that every year, millions of small comets (made of ice and water) strike the Earth's atmosphere, and that these comets created Earth's lakes, rivers and oceans.
While many scientists dispute Frank's hypothesis, he continues to argue that there are tests which can be performed which would either rule it out or rule it in. For a look at the state of play on the theory, see Frank's "FAQ" page at the University of Iowa.
Louis A. Frank is a Carver/James A. Van Allen Professor of Physics at The University of Iowa, and principal investigator for the auroral imaging instruments for NASA's Dynamics Explorer mission.
- "The Big Splash". Patrick Huyghe. Retrieved 2007-10-11.
- The book is subtitled: A Scientific Discovery That Revolutionizes the Way We View the Origin of Life, the Water We Drink, the Death of the Dinosaurs, the Creation of the Oceans, the Nature of the Cosmos, and the Very Future of the Earth Itself
- "Louis A. Frank, Ph.D.". Department of Physics and Astronomy. University of Iowa. Retrieved 2007-07-28.
- "Who's Who". Small Comets. University of Iowa. Retrieved 2007-07-28.
- "About Patrick Huyghe". Patrick Huyghe. Retrieved 2007-10-11.
- Book Review: Overbye, Dennis (November 11, 1990). "IN SHORT: NONFICTION - THE BIG SPLASH: ...". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-07-28.
- Excerpt: "The Original Discovery". Small Comets. University of Iowa. Retrieved 2007-07-28.
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