Publications of interest
Posted 03 April 2008 - 09:37 AM
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.
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.
Regards and clear skies,
Posted 03 April 2008 - 09:48 AM
Posted 03 April 2008 - 06:14 PM
"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.
"Thunderstones & Shooting Stars - the Meaning of Meteorites" by Robert Dodd. This is another great read.
"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.
"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.
Regards and clear skies full of falling rocks!
Posted 07 April 2008 - 10:11 PM
any more you can think of met me know.
Posted 08 April 2008 - 09:05 PM
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.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 08:43 PM
Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:19 PM
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.
Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:51 PM
I have another meteorite book to acquire and read.
Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:03 PM
Has a nice chapter on meteorites, especially megacryometeors (large ice blocks) ranging from 1 - 100 kilograms!
Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:35 AM
Heavens on Fire - the great Leonid storms
Meteor Showers and their parent Comets
Posted 03 October 2008 - 10:21 AM
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...
Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:19 AM
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!
Posted 30 January 2009 - 12:40 PM
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,
Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:13 AM
Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:21 AM
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"
Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:21 PM