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on 28 August 2003
If you only ever buy one meteorite book get this. Its superb. Tells you all abou the origins, goes through the types and is well written by a renowned author.
I am not sure why its described as an encylopedia?, but its fab.
One of the authors other books 'rocks from space' is similar but goes into the meteorite hunting side of things a bit more, I prefer this work personally.
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on 31 January 2009
If the answer to the title is, "yes", then this is probably not the book for you. You want "Rocks from Space"
If you already read that book and want to know more, then this is the book for you.

It was written c.2001. A lot of meteorites have been discovered since then and a few ideas have developed but as a journey, it is safe to say that if you know everything in this book, you'll not need to know much else.

Irons and chondrites are well covered due to the large quantity availabe prior to writhing but achondrites are somewhat poorer in their write up due to the paucity of samples at time of writing.
There are far more these days but the studies are not complete for most of them.

For that reason, I still recommend this as your second platform into meteorites. Beyond that, you probably want to talk to a specialist....at least until the next edition comes out.
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