This book describes a search for geological evidence of meteorite impact structures in Britain. The statistics of impact structures indicate that Britain should have Phanerozoic impact structures up to tens of kilometres in diameter. A constant theme is the importance of atmospheric break-up of small asteroids and comets. These fragmenting bodies produce anomalously shallow craters with low rims and central peaks; three British structures of this type are identified.Analysis of fireball statistics implies that damaging fireball explosions occur over the British Isles on a time-scale of decades. On a time-scale of millennia, however, more damage is done by Atlantic impact tsunami.
Impacts and Geology: A Curious Omission; Of Calculations and Craters; The Search for Impact Structures; The Shetland Craters; Midlands Geology; The Ashby Structure; The Charnwood Circles; The Midlands Basin - A Cometary Impact Structure?; The Herefordshire Domes; The Rochford Basin - A Digression into Essex; Gabbro, Granite and Grampians; Other Circular Structures; Impacts in History?: Of Small Craters and Airbursts; Levin-Bolt and Blast; Dozmary Pool; British Atlantis.