354 pages, 174 col plates, figs, tabs
Well illustrated introduction to the various classes of meteorite, discussing their internal structure, source and formation.
'This is a beautiful, substantial, glossy book that comprehensively discusses the major issues in meteorites and cosmochemistry. The superb pictures are of high quality and made up of artwork as well as diagrams and photographs. The subject matter is very complete, and covers the effects of impacts, the history of meteorites, and how to recognize meteorites in the field ! As a work to inspire and interest, it works magnificently.' Sara Russell, The Observatory '! splendid encyclopaedia ! excellent value and is highly recommended.' Richard Taylor, Spaceflight '! a thorough guide to extraterrestrial rocks.' Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin 'Norton deftly navigates the turbid waters of our current meteorite classification system making these 100-plus pages alone worth the price of the book. Scores of colour illustrations grace every one of the 12 chapters, to the point that this encyclopedia could masquerade as a coffee-table book showcasing the beautiful meteorites of the world. ! History has been made in meteorite literature, and the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites deserves the same shelf presence as the famous Catalogue of Meteorites.' Martin G. Horejsi, Earth, Moon and Planets 'Norton ably demonstrates his competent grip of this field ! this is an encyclopedia for budding and accomplished enthusiasts who wish for an authoritative reference that includes the latest research in a steadily burgeoning subject ! definitely recommended' Steve Ringwood, Astronomy Now '[the] illustrations - over 150 of them in colour - are not just aesthetically stunning, but very instructive too ! if you are fascinated by meteorites, then this book is well worth having ! the illustrations are a delight.' John Saxton, J. Br. Astron. Association 'Twelve packed chapters crammed with stunning illustrations present the origin, structure and classification of meteoric material ! This is an encyclopedia for budding and accomplished enthusiasts who wish for an authoritative reference that includes the latest research in a steadily burgeoning subject.' Sky & Telescope 'There is not much anyone would want to know about meteorites that is missing from this book.' Popular Astronomy '!this book is the complete illustrated reference work for anyone interested in the subject of meteorites.' Astronomy & Space 'If you harbour an interest in astronomy alongside that of geology then you are bound to find this book fascinating. If your interest is solely geology then you should make a point of reading this book, it will broaden your horizons.' Open University Geological Society Journal
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