Field Guide To Meteors And Meteorites

Author: O. Richard Norton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1848001576
Size: 18.90 MB
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Field Guide To Meteors And Meteorites from the Author: O. Richard Norton. What is unique about Richard Norton's book is that it is both a field guide to observing meteors, and also a field guide to locating, preparing and analysing meteorites. In addition to giving the reader information about observing techniques for meteors, this book also provides a fully detailed account of the types of meteorites, how and where to find them, how to prepare and analyse them. The book provides everything the amateur astronomer (or geologist!) needs to know about meteors and meteorites. It is thus the only complete book on the subject available at present.

Catalogue Of Meteorites Reference Book With Cd Rom

Author: Monica M. Grady
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521663038
Size: 15.75 MB
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Catalogue Of Meteorites Reference Book With Cd Rom from the Author: Monica M. Grady. The fifth edition of Catalogue of Meteorites is, like previous editions, an essential reference volume for all those with an informed interest in meteorites. The volume is a complete catalogue of all authenticated meteorites, and gives information on their classification and chemistry. It is the definitive descriptive list of The Natural History Museum, London, which maintains the official world database of all known meteorite falls and finds. It includes the 10,000 new specimens recovered since publication of the fourth edition, including those from Antarctica and deserts. An important development is the addition of CD-ROM to accompany the book, which includes greatly expanded information (literature references and analytical data for each meteorite) and an important search facility. The Catalogue is the major reference volume for everyone interested in meteorites: professional scientists, meteoriticists, collectors, dealers, and academic libraries.

Meteorites

Author: Robert Hutchison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521035392
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Meteorites from the Author: Robert Hutchison. Meteorite research is fundamental to our understanding of the origin and early history of the Solar System. Some meteorites were produced by melting on asteroids, a few are from the Moon and others are martian. Their study yields a chronology of the first 100 million years of Solar System history and provides evidence that our Sun went through a highly radiative, T Tauri stage. This book considers the mechanism and timing of core formation and basaltic volcanism on asteroids and the effects of heating water-rich bodies. Results from meteorite research are placed in a galactic setting, and a theory is proposed for the origin of the planets of our Solar System. This advanced yet succinct introduction provides a classification of meteorites and discusses their ages and origin. It will be valuable to graduate students and scientists in astrophysics, space research, cosmochemistry, geochemistry, isotope geology and earth and planetary sciences.

Meteorites

Author: Alex Bevan
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868404905
Size: 63.59 MB
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Meteorites from the Author: Alex Bevan. Contains several previously unpublished accounts of meteorite recoveries in Australia and provides deatails on many Australian contributions to the advancement of planetary science. Details everything from responses to meteorites in ancient civilsations to the most current theories on the origins of life on Earth.

Meteorites

Author: J. T. Wasson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642658636
Size: 50.50 MB
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Meteorites from the Author: J. T. Wasson. My goal in writing this book was to provide an introduction to meteorite science and a handbook on meteorite classification. Insofar as I succeeded it should prove useful both to the practicing professional and to university students at the upper-division and graduate levels. I originally intended the book to be nearly twice as long. The second half was to be a review of properties relating to the origin of each group of meteorites. Chapter XVIII is an example of how these later chapters would have looked, although most would not have been as interpretative. These chapters would have been useful chiefly to meteorite researchers looking for a quick summary of group properties; they were not written because of lack of time. Perhaps I will start to prepare this "second volume" in a year or so when my family and I have recovered from the preparation of the present volume. Although some parts of the classification portion are mildly icono clastic, I have attempted either to avoid the inclusion of speculative interpretations or to flag them with a caveat to the reader. I have relaxed these principles somewhat in Chapter XVIII to conserve space, but even there the discussion of alternative speculations should give the reader a feeling for the degree of uncertainty attached.

Meteorites

Author: Robert T. Dodd
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521225700
Size: 50.81 MB
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Meteorites from the Author: Robert T. Dodd.

Falling Stars

Author: Michael D. Reynolds
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811736164
Size: 45.78 MB
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Falling Stars from the Author: Michael D. Reynolds. This volume provides an overview of meteors and comets, descriptions of major meteor showers, major impact craters, famous meteorite falls, as well as a breakdown of the various types of meteorites and tektites. The author includes a list of meteorite dealers and a price guide for every popular meteorite in addition to advice on meteor watching, recording data, photographing meteors, and the meteorological calendar.

Meteorites

Author: Fritz Heide
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642577865
Size: 70.78 MB
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Meteorites from the Author: Fritz Heide. Meteorites - as well as shooting stars and meteors - result from a collision of a solid body from space with our Earth, but only meteorites are able to penetrate the Earth's protective shield, the atmosphere, and fall to the Earth's surface. Apart from lunar samples, they are the only materials from beyond the Earth which we can probe and study. This book gives a concise and up-to-date description of meteorites - fall phenomena, chemical and mineral composition, classification - as well as a discussion of their formation and origin, which also tells us the story of the formation of our planetary system. The text is understandable for laymen and students, but can also be used as an introduction to the field for students and scientists.