Falling Stars: A Guide to Meteors and Meteorites (Google eBook)

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Stackpole Books, 2010 - Science - 150 pages
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Mike Reynolds' guide to meteors and meteorites is revised and updated to include the latest information about meteor study and sightings. The book covers the basics of observing, studying, and collecting meteors and meteorites, appealing to a range of readers, from the amateur astronomer to the aspiring meteorite collector. Included are helpful tables and references, such as a list of yearly meteor showers and a directory of meteorite dealers.

Mike Reynolds served as executive director of the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California. He was a contibuter to the Space Exploration series on Gemini 6a and 7, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, and Venutian Geology, and has authored and co-authored numberous scientific papers and books, including Binocular Stargazing (978-0-8117-3136-7).
  

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Contents

1 Falling Stars 1
1
2 Meteor Watching 14
14
3 Meteor Showers 32
32
4 Meteorites 51
51
5 Meteorite Classification 63
63
6 Collecting Meteorites 78
78
7 Meteorite Craters 90
90
8 Tektites 102
102
Organizations 119
119
Meteorites and Museums 123
123
Meteorite Dealers 127
127
Meteorite Verification Laboratories 132
132
Sample Meteorites 134
134
Index 144
144
Back Cover
151
Copyright

Bibliography 112
112

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About the author (2010)

Mike D. Reynolds is an astronomy professor and executive director emeritus of the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, California. He is the author of numerous scientific publications, as well as the book Falling Stars (0-8117-2755-6). He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a member of the American Astronomical Society, the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

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