Falling Stars: A Guide to Meteors and Meteorites

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Stackpole Books, 2001 - Science - 148 pages
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  • Makes meteorite classification simple
  • Where and when meteor showers occur

A straightforward, thorough look at all aspects of meteors and meteorites, including how and where meteors originate, when and where to watch for them, and how to classify, collect, and preserve meteorites. Meteor showers, interesting meteorite craters, and tektites are all discussed in detail. Also contains a comprehensive listing of meteorite organizations, dealers, museums, and references. An invaluable guide for anyone interested in astronomy.

 

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Contents

Falling Stars
1
Meteor Watching
14
Meteor Showers
32
Meteorites
51
Meteorite Classification
63
Collecting Meteorites
78
Meteorite Craters
90
Tektites
102
Bibliography
112
Organizations
119
Meteorites and Museums
123
Meteorite Dealers
127
Meteorite Verification Laboratories
133
Sample Meteorites
135
Index
145
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Reynolds is executive director of the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California. He is a member of the American Astronomical Society,_the Antique Telescope Society, the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, the American Meteor Society, and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

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