Falling Stars: A Guide to Meteors and Meteorites

Falling Stars: A Guide to Meteors and Meteorites

by Mike D. Reynolds

Hardcover(Second Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780811736169
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Series: Haunted Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Mike D. Reynolds is an astronomy professor and executive director emeritus of the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California. He is the author of numerous scientific publications, as well as the book Falling Stars (0-8117-2755-6). He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the American Astronomical Society, the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Falling Stars! 1

2 Meteor Watching 14

3 Meteor Showers 32

4 Meteorites 51

5 Meteorite Classification 63

6 Collecting Meteorites 78

7 Meteorite Craters 90

8 Tektites 102

Appendix A Bibliography 112

Appendix B Organizations 119

Appendix C Meteorites and Museums 123

Appendix D Meteorite Dealers 127

Appendix E Meteorite Verification Laboratories 132

Appendix F Sample Meteorites 134

Index 144

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