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Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters Paperback – 1 Jan 1994

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Product details

  • Paperback: 449 pages
  • Publisher: Mountain Pr (1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0878423028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878423026
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,714,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[This] book contains a wealth of information directed toward laypersons interested in meteoritics. . . . Recommended." --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

O. Richard Norton fell in love with meteorites while studying astronomy at UCLA with renowned meteoriticist Frederick C. Leonard. As director of the Fleischmann Planetarium at the Univeristy of Nevada at Reno and the Flandrau Planetarium at the University of Arizona at Tucson, he taught astronomy and shared his enthusiasm for meteorites, geology, and photography in public lectures and community education classes. He traveled to Cape Canaveral to film the Apollo launches, designed a fish-eye motion picture system that flew on the space shuttle Challenger, and led field trips to photograph total solar eclipses and comets around the world. His previous books about meteorites are "Rocks from Space", "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites", and "Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites". He was a fellow of the Meteorological Society and a contributing editor of Meteorite magazine. He died in 2009 before he completed work on this book.

Norton is an artist and scientific illustrator specializing in astronomy, geology, and paleontology.

Marvin is an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University.

Edgar A. Norton is professor of finance and associate dean for the College of Business at Illinois State University. He holds a double major in computer science and economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated magna cum laude. Professor Norton received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), he regularly receives certificates of achievement, signifying his continual development in the field of investments. Professor Norton has served as a grader for Chartered Financial Analyst exams and has served as a curriculum consultant for the Chartered Financial Analyst equity specialization program. He has taught at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Liberty University and Northwest Missouri State University. Professor Norton has authored or co-authored more than 30 papers that have been published in journals and conference proceedings as well as presented at international, national, and regional conferences. His papers have been published in journals such as Financial Review, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of the Midwest Finance Association, Journal of Business Research, Small Business Economics, and Journal of Small Business Management. He co-authored a paper that received an Award of Excellence at the 36th International Council of Small Business World Conference, held in Vienna, Austria. He is a co-author of Economic Justice in Perspective: A Book of Readings. Professor Norton has been listed in Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in American Education, and Who's Who Among Young American Professionals. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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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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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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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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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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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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