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Rocks From Space

Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters

by O. Richard Norton

Only $31.99
This popular nontechnical introduction to meteorites, asteroids, comets, and impact craters is now even better! This second edition includes over 50 new photographs and illustrations, updated and revised text, and fun cosmic humor. This 6"x9" paperback has 447 pages that are packed with detailed information about these mysterious rocks from space. See table of contents below.

Rocks From Space (Second edition)
Table of Contents

Introduction
1
Part I: Falls, Finds, and Craters
    1. Shooting Stars, Meteor Showers, and Fireballs
7
    2. Rocks from Space? Impossible!
33
    3. Effects of a Falling Meteoroid
43
    4. Tracking Fallen Meteorites
55
    5. Meteorite Showers
69
    6. Two Great Siberian Meteorite Falls
89
    7. America's Great Meteorite Crater
111
    8. Earth is a Cratered World
131
Part II: What is a Meteorite?
    9. How to Recognize a Meteorite
157
    10. Chondrites - The Common Stony Meteorites
175
    11. Achondrites - The Crusts of Planets
201
    12. Iron Meteorites - The Cores of Planets
215
    13. Stony-Iron Meteorites - The Mantles of Planets
235
Part III: Meteorite Hunters
    14. The Great Meteorites - Their Discovery and Recovery
245
    15. Harvey Harlow Nininger, Meteorite Hunter
267
    16. Robert A. Haag, the "Meteorite Man"
289
    17. Hunting for Meteorites
307
Part IV: Origins
    18. Asteroids - "Parents" of the Meteorites
327
    19. Searching for Meteorites' Lost "Parents"
345
    20. When Worlds Collide
371
Epilogue
407
Appendix A. Meteorite Verification Laboratories
408
Appendix B. Commercial Meteorite Dealers
409
Appendix C. Selected List of Suspected Impact Craters Worldwide
411
Appendix D. Etching an Iron Meteorite
415
Appendix E. Testing a Meteorite for Nickel
417
Appendix F. The Chemical Classification of Iron Meteorites
419
Glossary
421
References
431
Index - General
437
Index - Meteorites
443