Spacerocks: A collectors' guide to meteorites, tektites and impactites

Spacerocks: A collectors' guide to meteorites, tektites and impactites

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Overview

A collectors' pocket guide to meteorites: their classification, composition and history, accessible also to students of all ages wishing to know more about this fascinating discipline. It describes what meteorites tell us about the formation of the solar system and how they have contributed to our understanding of planetary structure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781999741723
Publisher: The Space Station
Publication date: 05/14/2018
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

The intention is to offer a non-specialist guide to meteorites: I’ll try to keep the chemistry and physics

to an acceptable level and focus on the hobby end of meteoritics.

It’s my assumption that the topics that most potential readers would hope to find in this book are:

•How can you recognise a genuine meteorite?

•What are the broad types of meteorites and related material?

•Who can I trust if I want to buy items for my collection?

• How much can I expect to pay?

• How do I display and look after my meteorites?

• Where can I see some meteorites?

Hopefully, you’ll find the answers to these questions and many others in this little book!

Contents

Foreword..................................................... ............................. v

Introduction................................................ ............................. vii

What are meteorites ................................................................. 1

The origins and classification of meteorites...... ....................... 9

Starting and building a collection............................................ 51

Curating and displaying a collection........................................ 63

Where can I see some meteorites?......................................... 71

What made all those holes?................................................... 73

A brief pre-history of man and meteorites............................... 85

Tektites and impactites............................................................ 91

So you think you’ve found a meteorite!.................................. 111

Meteorites mentioned in the text............................................ 125

Known or suspected bodies of origin of some meteorites .....133

Price guide............................................................................ 143

Some books worth reading.....................................................149

Glossary.................................................................................151

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