This popular nontechnical introduction to the fascinating world of meteorites, asteroids, comets, and impact craters is now even better! 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. Relive the thrill of seeing Comet Hale-Bopp as it streaked through the dark sky. Watch Pathfinder bump its way across the surface of Mars--while you ponder whether life really exists on the red planet. View photos of the impact scar--twice the size of Earth-where Comet Shoemaker/Levy collided with Jupiter. And learn the latest on meteorite chemistry and classification.
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About the Author
O. Richard Norton is former director of the Grace Flandrau Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Arizona and the Fleischmann Planetarium at the University of Nevada at Reno. He studied meteorites under world-renowned meteoriticist Frederick C. Leonard. Norton taught astronomy at Central Oregon Community College and served as president of Science Graphics, a company that produces instructional science slides for use in college and university classrooms.
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Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Although nontechnical, the book is based on scientific data and theories. This is a good source on the types of meteros and meteorites. The book provides a good insight into the history of meteiorite strikes, the size versus frequency, and the probabilities for more meteorite strikes in the future. There is also a little history on a few well known meteorite hunters, mostly of the past.Impact affects are covered as well as dnd there are plenty of photos of both the meteorites and the craters of various sizes and ages some have left behind.