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Rocks from Space
Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters
by O. Richard Norton
Soft cover, 6" x 9", 447 pages, copyright 1998
This popular non-technical introduction to meteorites, asteroids, comets, and impact craters is now even better! With more than 50 new photographs and illustrations, updated and revised text, and fun cosmic humor, Rocks from Space probes the latest astronomical discoveries.
Watch Sojourner bump its way across Mars. Sneak another look at Comet Hale-Bopp streaking through the dark sky. View photos of the impact scar - twice the size of Earth - where Comet Shoemaker/Levy collided with Jupiter. And learn the latest meteorite chemistry and classification.
Chapters include Shooting Stars, Meteorite Showers, and Fireballs, Rocks from Space? Impossible!, Effects of a Falling Meteorite, Tracking Fallen Meteorites, Meteorite Showers, Two Great Siberian Meteorite Falls, America's Great Meteorite Crater, Earth is a Cratered World, How to Recognize a Meteorite, Chondrites - The Common Stony Meteorites, Achondrites - The Crust of Planets, Iron Meteorites - The Cores of Planets, Stony-Iron Meteorites - the Mantles of Planets, The Great Meteorites - Their Discovery and Recovery, Harvey Harlow Nininger, Meteorite Hunter, Robert A. Haag, the "Meteorite Man", Hunting for Meteorites, Asteroids - "Parents" of the Meteorites, Searching for Meteorites' Lost "Parents" and When Worlds Collide. Highly Recommended.
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A Guide to Meteors and Meteorites
by Mike D. Reynolds
Soft cover, 5.5" x 8.25", 148 pages, copyright 2001
Falling Stars presents a straightforward and practical guide to all aspects of meteors and meteorites including meteor and meteorite origins, meteor watching, meteor showers, meteorite falls and finds, meteorite craters, meteorite classification, tektites, collecting and preserving meteorites, meteorite verification laboratories, meteorite organizations, meteorite museums, meteorite dealers and more.
Written by an authority who has authored many scientific papers in the fields of astronomy and planetary science, Falling Stars provides a comprehensible introduction and primer for understanding, observing, collecting and appreciating meteors and meteorites.
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