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      #2302167 - 04/03/08 10:37 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/

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG

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Re: Welcome! new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #2302187 - 04/03/08 10:48 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!

Carol


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Re: Welcome! new [Re: csa/montana]
      #2303336 - 04/03/08 07:14 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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Re: Welcome! new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #2312458 - 04/07/08 11:11 PM

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


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      #2312473 - 04/07/08 11:20 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.com/Find-Falling-Star-H-Nininger/dp/083972229X


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      #2314309 - 04/08/08 10:05 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.


-Walter

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      #2330027 - 04/15/08 09:43 PM Attachment (116 downloads)

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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Re: Welcome! new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #2345341 - 04/22/08 09:19 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.


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      #2345393 - 04/22/08 09:51 PM

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

I have another meteorite book to acquire and read.


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      #2634272 - 09/10/08 07:13 AM

IMO = International Meteor Organisation:

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



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      #2634954 - 09/10/08 01:03 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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      #2643031 - 09/15/08 06:35 AM


Heavens on Fire - the great Leonid storms
Mark Littmann


Meteor Showers and their parent Comets
Peter Jenniskens


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      #2649804 - 09/18/08 02:06 PM Attachment (99 downloads)

Interesting books to say the least:

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      #2677955 - 10/03/08 11:21 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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      #2708866 - 10/20/08 02:01 PM

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


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Re: Welcome! new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #2829966 - 12/29/08 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!


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      #2843134 - 01/04/09 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.theartofcollectingmeteorites.com/


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Re: Welcome! new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #2897653 - 01/30/09 12:33 PM

Let's not forget " Find a Falling Star "

http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/data/529/7334Find_Falling_star.jpg


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Re: Welcome! new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #2897668 - 01/30/09 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,

MikeG


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      #2912950 - 02/07/09 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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      #2913246 - 02/07/09 11:21 AM Attachment (111 downloads)

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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      #2929534 - 02/15/09 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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      #2938826 - 02/20/09 08:27 AM

Browse it page by page:
http://www.meteorites.com/1997/pages/RobertHaag1997-03.htm


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      #2969023 - 03/07/09 04:10 AM

latest additions:

http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/data/504/7334MeteoriteBooks.JPG


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      #3417560 - 10/29/09 03:00 AM Attachment (91 downloads)

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

http://www.meteorite-recon.com/en/Meteorite_fusion_crust_1.htm

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

Cheers
Haschr

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Re: Meteorite Fusion Crust new [Re: Haschr Aswad]
      #3417758 - 10/29/09 08:21 AM

Thank you!The photos and written description make it very
clear on the many differences on fusion crust.
Your knowledge will be a great help and benefit to "Space Rocks".

Dick


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Re: Welcome! new [Re: Glassthrower]
      #3614636 - 02/09/10 12:12 PM

I found a copy of "find a falling star" on ebay for $15.

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      #3761411 - 04/22/10 02:06 PM

Meanwhile the monthly magazine Astronomy Now May 2010 issue has a "special" on Meteorites:
http://www.astronomynow.com/mag/1005/meteorites.html Astronomy Now


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      #3777636 - 04/30/10 11:28 AM

Nobody mentioned this book so far:

The Meteorite & Tektite Collector's Handbook
Subtitled 'A Practical Guide to Their Acquisition, Preservation and Display'.
by Philip Bagnall


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      #3787625 - 05/05/10 11:48 AM

Just heard from Kevin Kichinka that he has less than 50 copies left of the well-illustrated "The Art of Collecting Meteorites" ...

Another well-illustrated book:
METEORITES, Their Impact on Science and History
Edited by Brigitte Zanda & Monica Rotaru
Book has a nice historic overview of meteorite falls (Ensisheim 1492, Lucé 1777, Siena 1794, L'Aigle 1803,...) and chapters on paleontological facts, mineralogy, isotopic analysis and classification of meteorites.
ISBN 0-521-79940-6


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      #3788893 - 05/05/10 11:21 PM

Thanks for posting that book info. I have the book from a while ago, but only recently acquired a crusted slice of Lucé. Now I need to go back and read about it. I like it when a text reference breaths new life into a specimen.

I bet it would have helped in my article about Lucé:

http://www.meteorite-times.com/Back_Links/2009/september/Accretion_Desk.htm


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      #3831590 - 05/27/10 12:10 PM

http://www.meteorite.com/meteorite-books.htm

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      #3831722 - 05/27/10 01:22 PM

Exhibition catalog: The Solar System From the Origin of All Things to the Beginning of Life

http://www.e-pages.dk/ku/127/1


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      #3836505 - 05/30/10 05:19 AM

Photo of two excellent booklets:

the well known " Art of collecting meteorites " by Kevin Kichinka with chapters on planning a collection, meteorite hunting expeditions and a historical timeline with meteorite events...

a German language softcover " Meteorite - Boten aus dem Weltall " (Meteorites - Messengers from Space) with excellent color photos of meteorites and color photos of craters all over the world, especially interesting old photos of the Hoba meteorite in Namibia



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      #3842792 - 06/02/10 01:54 PM

Some French language books on Météorites in France;
http://www.meteoritica.com/books.htm


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      #3861748 - 06/13/10 05:32 AM

Just wrote a review on Amazon for the photographic coffee-table sized book:
Sites of Impact - Meteorite craters around the world

Also check: http://marquandbooks.com/images/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/impact_e-vite_v2.jpg


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      #3861904 - 06/13/10 09:18 AM

Thanks for the links, Phil!

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      #4214484 - 11/28/10 06:00 AM

It's certainly worth to find & buy a copie of this excellent book:
The History of Meteoritics and Key Meteorite Collections:
Fireballs, Falls and Finds

by McCall Bowden Howarth


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      #4411170 - 02/25/11 04:56 PM

Space Rocks of the Lunar kind, some books;

1969 – Geologic setting of the Lunar Samples Returned by Apollo XI
Eugene Shoemaker

1970 – Lunar Rocks
Brian Harold Mason

1970 – Moon rocks
Henry S. F. Cooper

1971- Moon rocks and Minerals
Scientific Results of the Study of the Apollo 11 Lunar Samples with Preliminary Date on the Apollo 12 Samples
Alfred Levinson and Ross Taylor

1972 – Apollo Moon rocks
Marcus & Lilian Lanseth

1977 – NASA SP-418 Lunar Sample Studies
Brian Mason et al
http://next.nasa.gov/alsj/19770020109_1977020109.pdf

1987 – The Geologic History of the Moon
Don E Wilhelms
http://ser.sese.asu.edu/GHM/

1993 – To a Rocky Moon – A Geologist’s History of Lunar Exploration
Don E Wilhelms
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/publications/books/rockyMoon/


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      #4444706 - 03/12/11 02:36 PM

Great online references:

http://www.woreczko.pl/meteorites/references/ref_Catalogs.htm


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      #4818244 - 09/20/11 01:49 PM

New “ Meteorite “ books coming up:

The Falling Sky: The Science and History of Meteorites and Why We Should Learn to Love Them
By Ted NIELD

Atlas of Meteorites
By Monica GRADY


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      #4820768 - 09/21/11 08:04 PM

I loved the British version of Nield's book "Incoming! Or, Why We Should Stop Worrying And Learn To Love The Meteorite" It made me add a sample of Barwell to my wishlist.
Dr. Grady's book sounds as if every meteorite collector will want to have it inthier library. A photo guide to meteorite classifications!

Thanks,

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      #4996518 - 01/01/12 09:14 PM

I have to say that I enjoy meteorite books nearly as much as the meteorites themselves! My newest additions include Space Nomads by Lincoln and Jean LaPaz, Meteorites Messengers from Space and Meteorites of Alberta. Didn't see these listed in the sticky so I thought I would mention them.

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      #5206533 - 05/04/12 11:27 PM

I see in the current "Astronomy" magazine (June 2012 page 67) they're saying that next month's issue will have a story titled "How to Collect Rocks from Space"

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Re: Astronomy magazine new [Re: CygnuS]
      #5763479 - 03/29/13 12:47 AM

Just wanted to share a new meteorite book title with the group, it's called Meteorites Witnesses of the Origin of the Solar System by Franz Brandstatter, Ludovic Ferriere and Christian Koberl. My copy arrived this week and it is full of stunning photographs and excellent content too. The main emphasis is on the Vienna collection as it was published to mark the reopening of the modernized meteorite hall in Vienna. I highly recommend this new release!

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      #6268453 - 12/23/13 12:18 PM

Recently add to my library:
Henbury Craters & Meteorites, Svend Buhl & Don McColl
Meteorites, 3rd edition, Alain Carion
Rock Star, Adventures of a meteorite Man, Geoffrey Notkin
Meteorite Hunting, Geoffrey Notkin

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