Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters

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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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Overview

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)
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Norton (astronomy, Central Oregon Community College) tells the story of meteorites and our attempts to read their history. Topics include the development of the interdisciplinary science of meteoritics, asteroids, current classifications of meteorites, and the impact of the comet Shoemaker-Levy on Jupiter in 1994. Included are numerous b&w photos of objects from space, and appendices with address of meteorite verification labs and commercial meteorite dealers, and a select list of suspected impact craters throughout the world. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878423736
  • Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 444
  • Sales rank: 402,290
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.14 (d)

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