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5.0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive book, excellent historic sections
As a new meteorite collector found this book an excellent read, giving both technical and historic aspects of meteorite collecting. Could benifit from a new edition bringing it up to date with numerous recent finds and lunar/martian meteorites.
Published on 31 Mar. 2002 by nickfrancis@space.com

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3.0 out of 5 stars A little too American
A good book - but a little too simplistic. It is a good introduction but there is a feeling that it is all packaging and no product, just reworking of old stories which are coming to the reader with no personal insights or new information. Enjoyable enough, nevertheless, with a good appendix on etching.
Published on 17 Aug. 2010 by S. Zacharias


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very comprehensive book, excellent historic sections, 31 Mar. 2002
This review is from: Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters (Astronomy) (Paperback)
As a new meteorite collector found this book an excellent read, giving both technical and historic aspects of meteorite collecting. Could benifit from a new edition bringing it up to date with numerous recent finds and lunar/martian meteorites.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive, well written and full of facts on all aspects, 27 May 1999
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This review is from: Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters (Astronomy) (Paperback)
I've read this book from cover to cover and have gleaned an enormous amount of information on meteors. It covers all subjects from composition of various types of meteors to classifications to what to actually look for if you are hunting for them yourself.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very well written and a must have for all collectors, 16 Jun. 1999
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I have the first and now this second edition of this book. It is my first choice when I want a more indepth description of specimens. If you buy only one book on meteorites, it must be this one. Lots of photos too!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to Asteroids and Comets!, 8 Mar. 1998
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This review is from: Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters (Astronomy) (Paperback)
With the public's awareness of possible planetary collisions (Jupiter and Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9) and the recent visitation by comet Hale-Bopp, many people will be interested enough to do a little background reading on the subject. I highly recommend this book for starters! I like it because you may delve deeply into minutae, such as the chemistry of meteorites, check the charts and graphs, or simply read the good stories about meteorite hunting! Great pictures abound inside as well, though most are black and white. Please consider that this book is intended for older teenagers and adults but take the kids out to see the night sky after reading. Thanks!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for the beginner and advanced, 7 Dec. 1998
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This is a great book on Meteorites. Lots of pictures and very well written. Easy to understand and lots of technical information also. Highly recommended!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book on meteorites, 22 Nov. 1998
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This is the best book on meteorites ever written. Lots of pictures and easy to read. I guarantee it!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little too American, 17 Aug. 2010
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S. Zacharias "5telios" (Athens, Greece) - See all my reviews
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A good book - but a little too simplistic. It is a good introduction but there is a feeling that it is all packaging and no product, just reworking of old stories which are coming to the reader with no personal insights or new information. Enjoyable enough, nevertheless, with a good appendix on etching.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful at many levels!, 13 July 2006
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David P. Bryant "Spacerocks UK" (Norwich, UK) - See all my reviews
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As a meteorite dealer / lecturer, I am frequently asked to recommend an entry level reference book: this is it! It has something to offer everyone interested in rocks from space!
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