Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters

Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters

by O. Richard Norton, Dorothy Sigler Norton
     
 

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This popular guide to cosmic debris introduces the fascinating world of meteorites, asteroids, comets, and impact craters. With more than 50 new photographs and updated illustrations, new and expanded appendixes, and some fun cosmic humor, Rocks from Space, Second Edition, journeys into the last frontier for close-up looks at the latest astronomical discoveries. See more details below

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This popular guide to cosmic debris introduces the fascinating world of meteorites, asteroids, comets, and impact craters. With more than 50 new photographs and updated illustrations, new and expanded appendixes, and some fun cosmic humor, Rocks from Space, Second Edition, journeys into the last frontier for close-up looks at the latest astronomical discoveries.

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A non-technical introduction to the world of meteorites, asteroids, comets and impact craters. Astronomer Norton begins with an overview of international falls, finds, and craters; describes hunting and recovering; the origins and identifying characteristics of each type of meteorite; and what the cosmos might hurl our way in the future. Includes a profile of two of this century's most eminent meteorite hunters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878423736
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
444
Sales rank:
727,844
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.14(d)
Age Range:
9 - 17 Years

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