Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The arrival of meteorites can be spectacular, heralded by a ball of light followed by sonic booms. More rarely, their impact may be explosive enough to alter the course of Earth's history. Geology and astronomy come together in this informative account of the natural objects that fall from space.
From School Library Journal:
YA-Small in size, this guidebook is a wonderful resource. From the glossy cover photograph of Barringer Crater and meteorites to the detailed index, students will be drawn to read and investigate. Chapter headings are frequently in the form of questions (e.g., What are meteorites made of?), piquing readers' curiosity. Of particular interest is the section called "Time and the Origin of the Planets." The text is direct, interesting, and free of mind-numbing chemistry and physics formulas that so often deter YAs from further investigation. Fifty percent of the book is made up of photographs and diagrams; most are in full color. All are pertinent, thoroughly explained, and serve as excellent visual supplements to the text. Important terminology is accentuated in bold type and is further defined in the glossary. An exceptionally well-done summary.
David B. O'Hara, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Publisher: The Natural History Museum
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description The Natural History Museum, 2000. Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP89026075
Book Description The Natural History Museum. PAPERBACK. Condition: Fine. 0565091581 Like New. Clean, Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Seller Inventory # Z0565091581Z1