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Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters

O. Richard Norton

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ISBN 10: 0878423028 / ISBN 13: 9780878423026
Published by Mountain Pr, 1994
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Title: Rocks from Space: Meteorites and Meteorite ...

Publisher: Mountain Pr

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1st US - 1st Printing.

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A non-technical introduction to the world of meteorites, asteroids, comets and impact craters. Astronomer Norton begins with an overview of international falls, finds, and craters; describes hunting and recovering; the origins and identifying characteristics of each type of meteorite; and what the cosmos might hurl our way in the future. Includes a profile of two of this century's most eminent meteorite hunters. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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O. Richard Norton is former director of the Grace Flandrau Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Arizona and the Fleischmann Planetarium at the University of Nevada at Reno. He studied meteoritics under world-renowned meteoriticist Frederick C. Leonard. Norton currently teaches astronomy at Central Oregon Community College and serves as president of Science Graphics, a company that produces instructional science slides for use in college and university classrooms.

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