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#1 Glassthrower

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 09:37 AM

Two more publications I highly recommend :

Out of the Sky (An Introduction to Meteoritics) by H.H. Nininger. This is a must have for a couple of reasons. One, it was written by the Grandfather of Meteoritics, Mr. Harvey Nininger himself. Two, it is an excellent academic primer on meteoritics. It lacks the eloquent prose that Norton's Rocks From Space has, but it delves much deeper into the chemistry and internals of meteorites. Of course, the volume was written in 1952 and the data is considered somewhat dated - although many of the concepts inside proved to be true or still hold true today. His discusssion of irons and stony-irons is very educational.

http://tinyurl.com/39996r

Meteorite Magazine - a quarterly print magazine published by the Univ. of Arkansas. This is the only print magazine dedicated to meteoritics and it's a fine one. The photos and articles are top-notch.

http://meteoritemag.uark.edu/

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 09:48 AM

I've started a "sticky" thread with Mike's post. This will be a nice thread for reading material for this forum! Everyone, please post any links you think will be of interest for books on this subject, in the new "Sticky" thread.

Thanks Mike!

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#3 Glassthrower

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Posted 03 April 2008 - 06:14 PM

For the record, here are a couple more "must haves" :

"Rocks From Space" by O. Richard Norton. If I could only pick one meteorite book to own, this would be it. Norton's book is informative and a pleasure to read.

http://tinyurl.com/28xy3h


"Thunderstones & Shooting Stars - the Meaning of Meteorites" by Robert Dodd. This is another great read.

http://tinyurl.com/25zq66


"The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites" by O. Richard Norton. This book has some of the most striking photographs of meteorites. It's not to be missed. It's an expensive book (about $60), but well worth the money.

http://tinyurl.com/2ywnhk


"Cosmic Debris : Meteorites in History" by John G. Burke. An AWESOME work. Burke has scoured the legends and lore of various native tribes (some stretching far back into antiquity) to find references to meteorites, their worship, and their value to indigenous peoples. This book is to meteorite legend what Norton's Rocks from Space is to contemporary meteorite wisdom.

http://tinyurl.com/2jlcy8


Regards and clear skies full of falling rocks!

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:11 PM

i have made reference to these and will check them out.
thanks
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any more you can think of met me know.

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:20 PM

"Find a Falling Star" by H.H. Nininger is very good as well. :)

However, it's currently out of print, in high demand, and prices on it have gotten goofy!

http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/083972229X

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:05 PM

Find a Falling Star is THE book to have for inspirational reading about finding meteorites. It is the autobiographical account of Harvey Nininger, the "father" of modern meteoritics. Nininger was a founding member of teh Meteoritical Society, the scientific body which studies meteorites. Completely non-technical. You can get a copy for about $50.00 from Ed Thompson.

Aother great book is William Cassidy's Meteorites, Ice and Antartica. Cassidy is the founder of ANSMET - Antartic Search for Meteorites. Only the second part is technical.

A third non-technical book is Meteorite Hunter: The Search for Siberian Meteorite Craters by Roy Gallant. Very easy reading. Relaxed and conversational style of writing.


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Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:43 PM

I haven't scored a good copy of Find a Falling Star yet, but here is my growing meteorite book collection as of today.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:19 PM

Anyone ever read Moon Rocks by Henry Cooper?
He covers the NASA scientists research,& findings on the samples returned by Apollo 11.
I'm looking forward to reading it as i just ordered it today. For all the NASA reading i've done,none has been about the study of lunar rocks.

#9 Glassthrower

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:51 PM

Nope, never read it. But thanks for the tip. :)

I have another meteorite book to acquire and read. :)

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:13 AM

IMO = International Meteor Organisation:

http://www.imo.net/imo/publications

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:03 PM

Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society
Peter Bobrowsky
Hans Rickman

Has a nice chapter on meteorites, especially megacryometeors (large ice blocks) ranging from 1 - 100 kilograms!

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:35 AM


Heavens on Fire - the great Leonid storms
Mark Littmann


Meteor Showers and their parent Comets
Peter Jenniskens

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:06 PM

Interesting books to say the least:

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:21 AM

The Schwade Meteorite Collection - 2006
This is a fascinating book showing a select few of the meteorites in Jim Schwade's collection. He and Robert Haag certainly have two of the largest meteorite collections in private hands. This collection book is great as it has a timeline of impact on the underside of each page...

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:01 PM

Some more publications:
http://www.astroguard.com/reading.htm

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:19 AM

I knew i was going to learn so much by being here!

I have the Rocks from Space Book, but i want more! LOL
I definately have to have the subcription to Meteorite Magazine!

Thanks for all the great info guys!

#17 Glassthrower

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:43 PM

Here is another book I can highly recommend. I just got it for Christmas and I have almost finished reading it. It's a very informative and fun read.

"The Art of Collecting Meteorites" by Kevin Kichinka.

http://www.theartofc...meteorites.com/

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 12:33 PM

Let's not forget " Find a Falling Star "

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Posted 30 January 2009 - 12:40 PM

Find a Falling Star is a classic. The only reason I didn't recommend it is because it's out of print and considered a collector's item. Finding a good copy under $100 is not easy.

I don't own a copy, yet, but it's near the top of my meteorite book wishlist - right after Grady's Catalogue of Meteorites.

Is that your copy in the photo?

Best regards and clear skies,

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:13 AM

Indeed Mike, a clean & tight copy costs between US $ 150.00 and US $ 300.00 but ex-library copies can be found between US $ 35.00 and US $ 75.00

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:21 AM

Here is a online version of the famous 1912 Foote article titled "Preliminary note on the shower of meteoric stones near Holbrook..."

http://tinyurl.com/dj32mp

It it through the work of Warren M. Foote that most of our fresh Holbrook peas were collected shortly after they fell.

Maybe we should plan a July 19th party at Holbrook in three years?

Here's a pic from the article of 360 "Peas"

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:21 PM

"Meteorite Craters" by Kathleen Mark is an informative and detailed work on the world's major meteorite craters and the controversy surrounding their acceptance by the scientific community. There are numerous references to the work of Nininger and a lot of good photos. It's published by the University of Arizona press - which publishes a lot of geology and meteorite titles.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:27 AM

Browse it page by page:
http://www.meteorite...Haag1997-03.htm

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 04:10 AM

latest additions:

http://www.cloudynig...eoriteBooks.JPG
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Posted 29 October 2009 - 02:00 AM

For those interested, here is a brief illustrated introduction into fusion crust:

http://www.meteorite...ion_crust_1.htm

Please feel encouraged to drop me a note should you have any corrections or critical comments.

Cheers
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