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. Fascinating extraterrestrial rocks in meteorites are our only contact with materials from beyond the Earth-Moon system. Using well known petrologic techniques, O. Richard Norton reveals in vivid color their extraordinary external and internal structures and taking readers to the atomic level, describes the environment within the solar nebula that existed before the planets accreted. Extensively illustrated, this volume is a valuable guide to assist searchers in the field in recognizing the many classes of meteorites and it is a superb reference source for students, teachers and scientists who wish to probe deeper these amazing rocks from space. O. Richard Norton is a contributing editor for Meteorite magazine and the author of The Planetarium and Atmospherium and Rocks from Space (Mountain Press, 1998). For the last 40 years, he has taught astronomy and space sciences at various US institutions.
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This beautifully illustrated book provides a thorough guide to rocks from beyond the Earth. Over 300 illustrations, many of them in full color, introduce the reader to the various classes of meteorite and discuss their internal structure, source and formation. It is a valuable reference source for collectors, scientists, students and teachers.About the Author:
Since earning a degree in astronomy from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1960, O. Richard Norton has held directorial positions at the Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, the Max C. Fleischmann Planetarium, University of Nevada, Reno, and the Grace H. Flandrau Planetarium and Science Center, University of Arizona, Tucson. He has worked as an optical engineer on the design of optical telescopes at the Tinsley Laboratories, Berkeley, California, and the hemispheric projection system for the Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada, the forerunner of the modern Imax system. In 1977 he founded Science Graphics, a company producing science teaching slides in astronomy, space science, meteorites, geology, paleontology and the history of astronomy, used in the science teaching curricula of over 3,000 colleges and universities in the United States and further afield. His interest in meteoritics extends from his work with Frederick C. Leonard, a renowned early meteoriticist at UCLA. Through the years he has worked to promote the public understanding of science and especially the growing field of meteoritics. He is the author of the best selling book Rocks From Space (1994) and is currently Contributing Editor of the new popular journal Meteorite.
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110521621437
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Descripción Cambridge University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 521621437