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Rocks From Space

 
Rocks Froom Space

Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters (2nd ed.)


This popular nontechnical introduction to meteorites, asteroids, comets, and impact craters is now even better! 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 at the bottom of this page. O. Richard Norton, author.
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Rocks From Space - 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

 

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