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Meteorites: Their Impact on Science and History Paperback – 12 Jul 2001

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  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (12 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521799406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521799409
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.7 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 609,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'… a lavishly illustrated coffee-table type book written by experts in the field of meteorites, and covers all aspects of their study by scientists. it will appeal to those with a keen or only passing interest in the field, as the presentation is excellent and well laid out throughout. many of the illustrations are new or from unfamiliar sources, which will not have been seen before … an excellent read.' Tony Ryan, Astronomy & Space

'… an exceptionally well illustrated text. The approach to the subject is distinctive and illuminating … a useful addition to the growing list of books on the subject of meteorites.' Richard Taylor, Spaceflight

'Meteorites is a colourful and often engaging book which covers, at a fairly accessible level, a great deal of ground.' Mark Garlick, Astronomy Now

'This book is one of the most lavishly illustrated texts on meteoritics that it has been my pleasure to read … [it] provides an excellent overview of the origin, nature, and significance of meteorites that is an easily accessible read for the interested public. I can also recommend its purchase to students of meteoritics, as a useful introduction to the field. It is also a valuable addition to the bookshelf of professional meterioriticists.' Monica Grady, The Observatory

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Throughout history, we have been fascinated by meteorites and their significance. Today, the study of meteorites provides a wealth of information about the solar system, revealing clues to some of the greatest scientific enigmas. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide will expertly answer all your questions about these mysterious objects.

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