Meteorites Paperback – 3 Sep 2009
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"This new book from the Natural History Museum does a great job of introducing the science of meteoritics...this is accompanied by a wonderful selection of vivid imagery...the authors do well to cover so much ground in such a thin volume and manage to skilfully capture the fascination that the subject inspires." BBC Sky at Night magazine "Meteorites provides a jargon-free introduction to these Rosetta stones of the Solar System...the book has a really modern feel to it; it is well illustrated with clear diagrams and plentiful crisp photographs of real meteorites that bring to life what is being said in the text...this book makes an excellent introductory text for someone who has no prior knowledge of meteorites and is looking for a basic grounding in the subject." Astronomy Now
About the Author
The book is a collaboration by experts at the Natural History Museum, London. Dr Caroline Smith is the Curator of Meteorites in the Mineralogy Department. Dr Sara Russell is the Head of Meteoritics and Cosmic Mineralogy in the Mineralogy Department. Dr Gretchen Benedix works as a researcher in the Mineralogy Department.
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As a comparison, the more expensive Zanda and Rotatu book on meteorites and impacts was quite similar in content. However I thought the Natural History Museum book excelled at using information gleaned from meteorite finds to shed light on the conditions of the solar system that ultimately led to our own existence.
If you enjoyed the superb BBC series 'Wonders of the Solar System' by Brian Cox, I
think you would also enjoy this product.
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