Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters Paperback – 1 Jan 1994
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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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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... Read morePublished on 17 Aug. 2010 by S. Zacharias
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!Published on 13 July 2006 by David P. Bryant