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Field Guide To Meteors And Meteorites

Author : O. Richard Norton
ISBN : 9781848001572
Genre : Science
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What is unique about Richard Norton's book is that it is both a field guide to observing meteors, and also a field guide to locating, preparing and analysing meteorites. In addition to giving the reader information about observing techniques for meteors, this book also provides a fully detailed account of the types of meteorites, how and where to find them, how to prepare and analyse them. The book provides everything the amateur astronomer (or geologist!) needs to know about meteors and meteorites. It is thus the only complete book on the subject available at present.

Meteor Showers

Author : Gary W. Kronk
ISBN : 9781461478973
Genre : Science
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Meteor showers are among the most spectacular celestial events that may be observed by the naked eye, and have been the object of fascination throughout human history. In “Meteor Showers: An Annotated Catalog,” the interested observer can access detailed research on over 100 annual and periodic meteor streams in order to capitalize on these majestic spectacles. Each meteor shower entry includes details of their discovery, important observations and orbits, and gives a full picture of duration, location in the sky, and expected hourly rates. Armed with a fuller understanding, the amateur observer can better view and appreciate the shower of their choice. The original book, published in 1988, has been updated with over 25 years of research in this new and improved edition. Almost every meteor shower study is expanded, with some original minor showers being dropped while new ones are added. The book also includes breakthroughs in the study of meteor showers, such as accurate predictions of outbursts as well as comet and meteor observations from the 6th century to the 17th century that were not published in the first edition. It holds all of the information needed to inspire a new observer or provide deeper knowledge to the long-time enthusiast.

Meteorite Hunting How To Find Treasure From Space

Author : Geoffrey Notkin
ISBN : 9780984754847
Genre : Science
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TESTIMONIALS This book is a rewarding read. It has science, humor, and beauty, resulting in great awe of the solar system.” — Dr. Arthur J. Ehlmann, emeritus curator, Oscar E. Monnig Meteorite Collection, TCU "In 1997, on our first expedition to Chile’s Atacama Desert, I learned that Geoff was a natural at meteorite hunting. It wasn’t until later, however, when Geoff wrote an amazing account of that excursion in a magazine article, that I also began to appreciate his literary skills. If you enjoy Geoff on 'Meteorite Men' you are going to love this book. No commercials, no meteorwrongs, no me interrupting him with offers of beef jerky — just Geoff waxing eloquent about these remarkable treasures from space. It doesn’t get any better than this!” — Steve Arnold, professional meteorite hunter, co-host of "Meteorite Men" “Geoffrey Notkin is a mild-mannered Englishman who, once he dons his hunting gear, becomes an intrepid explorer for treasure. His quarry is not of this planet, but fragments of other planets that have landed on Earth. His searches take him to remote locations all over the globe and his accounts are filled with adventure, daring, and a shared sense of humanity. Why would a seemingly normal person take up such a pursuit? Because the fragments he finds tell us about the origins of our solar system and our place in the universe.” — Dr Joel L. Schiff, founding editor and publisher, "Meteorite" magazine This book has a place on any meteorite collector's shelf. I particularly like the glossy pages with wonderful pictures. The pictures of Geoff, and Geoff and Steve hunting meteorites and the meteorites are fantastic. Excellent photography and book amounts to a "how-to" for hunting meteorites. — Dr. Walter Branch, meteorite collector ABOUT THE AUTHOR Geoff Notkin starred in three seasons of the multi award-winning television adventure series "Meteorite Men" for Science Channel and hosts the educational series "STEM Journals" for Cox Media, currently in its third season. He has also appeared in shows for Discovery, NASA EDGE, TLC, PBS, A&E, National Geographic Channel, History Channel, Travel Channel, and the BBC and is a widely recognized authority on meteorites and meteorite recovery. He is a science writer, photographer, world traveler, and CEO of Aerolite Meteorites LLC, a company that provides meteorite specimens to collectors and institutions worldwide. Geoff has appeared on "Coast to Coast" and the "Today" show, and has been interviewed by "The Washington Post," "The Huffington Post," Space.com, "Universe Today" and many other leading publications. An award-winning author, Geoff has published hundreds of articles on meteoritics, paleontology, astronomy, adventure travel, history, and the arts, with his work appearing in "Astronomy," "Astronomy Now," "Sky & Telescope," "USA Today," "Wired," "Reader’s Digest," "The Village Voice," "Seed," "Rock & Gem," "Geotimes" and many other national and international publications. He is the author of a memoir, "Rock Star: Adventures Of A Meteorite Man," and the "Meteorwritings" column for Geology.com Geoff has worked with many of the world’s major institutions including The American Museum of Natural History, New York; The Natural History Museum, London; The Institute of Meteoritics at UNM, Albuquerque, and The Center for Meteorite Studies at ASU, Tempe. He is a member of The Explorer’s Club, is on the advisory board of Deep Space Industries and the board of directors of the Astrosociology Research Institute. The minor planet 132904, discovered at Mount Palomar, was named after Geoff in recognition of his contributions to science and education. Adventuring has taken Geoff to forty-five countries and some of our planet’s most remote areas including northern Siberia, Chile’s Atacama Desert, the Australian Outback and he has three times crossed the Arctic Circle. By the age of seven Geoff was already an avid rock hound and fossil collector. His father was an amateur astron

Rocks From Space

Author : O. Richard Norton
ISBN : 0878424385
Genre : Science
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Explores the world of meteorites, asteroids, and comets from the perspectives of science, folklore, and superstition

Meteorites And Their Parent Planets

Author : Harry Y. McSween
ISBN : 0521587514
Genre : Science
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Thoroughly revised second edition of a highly successful book describing all aspects of meteorites.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia Of Meteorites

Author : O. Richard Norton
ISBN : 0521621437
Genre : Science
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Beautifully illustrated with over 140 full colour images, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites provides a thorough guide to these fascinating extraterrestrial rocks. Meteorites are our only contact with materials from beyond the Earth-Moon system. Using well known petrologic techniques, this book reveals in vivid colour their extraordinary external and internal structures. Looking deeper still, right to the atomic level, they begin to tell us of the environment within the solar nebula that existed before the planets accreted. In recent years, meteorites have caught the imagination of scientist and collector alike. An army of people are now actively searching for them in the hot and cold deserts of Earth. This book is a valuable guide to assist the searchers in the field to recognize the many classes of meteorites. It is further a reference source for students, teachers and scientists who wish to probe deeper these amazing rocks from space.

Meteorites

Author : Bruce L. Stinchcomb
ISBN : 0764337289
Genre : Science
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Over 500 color images and engaging text provide insight into these interesting collectibles from "out of this world." Meteorites link back to the early stages of the Milky Way galaxy and are the oldest items one can touch, some dating back to before the creation of our solar system. Meteorites are also among the most primitive forms of matter you can closely observe and handle. Some of these ambassadors from the void were created in stars that no longer exist. Others provide the curious researcher with original material from the earliest days of our own solar system. These rocks tell tales to those who know how to read them of nebulas, novas, supernovas, red giants, and impacting celestial bodies. Readers can explore metallic, stony-iron, and stony meteorites, meteorite falls, Northwest African meteorites, and rare meteorites.

Meteorites

Author : Caroline Smith
ISBN : 0565092391
Genre : Meteorites
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Meteorites are natural rocks that have fallen to the Earth's surface. Once considered bad omens, they are now recognised as giving us a unique insight into the nature of material beyond the Earth. In Meteorites,leading experts from the Natural History Museum provide a compelling and up-to-date introduction to these mysterious objects.The book reveals what meteorites are, where they come from and what they can tell us about how our planets formed and what some of them are made of. With a mix of photographs, diagrams and maps, this fully illustrated book also contains all the latest information on key meteorite falls.

Organizational Behavior

Author : Joseph E. Champoux
ISBN : 9781317363712
Genre : Business & Economics
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Organizational Behavior concisely covers the essential theories and concepts students need to understand about behavior in organizational settings in the twenty-first century. Readers interested in management will find insight into into their own behavior and the behavior of others to help them perform effectively in organizations. Champoux has carefully selected the topics and built them into frameworks useful for explaining, analyzing, and diagnosing organizational processes. Covering both micro and macro perspectives on organizational behavior, the book includes new topics on leadership styles, generational differences, and technology in the workplace as well as plenty of examples to help students understand the application of various concepts and theories. Upper-level students of organizational behavior will find the book a useful explanation of managerial and organizational situations. A companion website, featuring instructor manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides, provides additional support for students and instructors.

In Search Of Stardust

Author : Jon Larsen
ISBN : 9780760352649
Genre : Science
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Tiny pieces of space rock called micrometeorites are everywhere on Earth. In Search of Stardust shows you how to find them! The solar system is a dusty place. Every day approximately 100 metric tons of cosmic dust collides with Earth, mainly in the form of micrometeorites. Most of these mineral particles (iron, nickel, etc.) are smaller than grains of sand, and they are falling down on us all the time and all over the globe. Still, little is known about these exotic extraterrestrials. In Search of Stardust is the first comprehensive popular science book about micrometeorites. It's also a photo documentary comprising more than 1,500 previously unpublished images: the first atlas of micrometeorites, hundreds of which are depicted here in high-resolution color microscopic photography and in scanning electron microscope imagery. Author Jon Larsen shows readers how and where to look for micrometeorites, explains the history of micrometeoritics, and offers chapters about micrometeorite formation, classification, and analysis. Thanks to Larsen's work, for the first time it is now possible for anyone to find these amazing tiny stones from space. For more than a century it was believed these incredible space objects could be found only in pristine, unsullied environs like Antarctica and ocean floors. Larsen became the first to break the code and find micrometeorites in populated areas -- in fact, they can be found in the nearest rain gutter. In the book Larsen explains how anyone with a bit of inexpensive equipment can find their own micrometeorites. It was recently discovered that King Tut's dagger was forged from a chunk of a meteorite. What else is made of extraterrestrial rock? Join the hunt!

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