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Meteorites


This is a great book for any person interested in meteorites. It has all the basics about meteorites, meteorite hunting and identification along with great photos. This book is a 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" paperback with 72 pages. See the table of contents below.

MeteoritesTable of Contents

A Few Definitions4
Historical Background4
Meteorite Characteristics7
Hunting for Meteorites9
Origin: Accretion and Impacts11
Extraterrestrial Origin of Meteorites12
Differentiated and Undifferentiated Meteorites12
Classification12
Undifferentiated Meteorites or Chondrites13
Differentiated Meteorites16
Achondrites16
Iron Meteorites17
Stony-Iron Meteorites21
Which Meteorites come from which Asteroids?22
The Exploration of Space23
Meteor-Wrongs24
The Age of Meteorites25
Impacts: Effects and Consequences26
Impacts in Space27
Field of Craters in Egypt28
Meteor Crater, Arizona (USA)30
Rochechouart-Chassenon, France31
Tektites33
Impact Glass35
Impact Breccia36
Tunguska37
Perseids and Leonids38
A Few Meteorites to Dream About38
Ensisheim38
Allende41
Meteorites from Mars, SNCs43
Lunar Meteorites45
News-Worthy Meteorites46
The End of Dinosaurs69
Panspermia70
Conclusion71
To Know More71