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Meteorites and their Parent Planets

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: April 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521583039

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  • Meteorites and Their Parent Planets provides an engrossing overview of a highly interdisciplinary field - the study of extraterrestrial materials. The second edition of this successful book has been thoroughly revised, and describes the nature of meteorites, where they come from, and how they get to Earth. Meteorites offer important insights into processes in stars and in interstellar regions, the birth of our solar system, the formation and evolution of planets and smaller bodies, and the origin of life. The first edition was immensely popular with meteorite collectors, scientists and science students in many fields, and amateur astronomers. In this second edition all of the illustrations have been updated and improved, many sections have been expanded and modified based on discoveries in the last decade, and a new final chapter on the importance of meteorites has been added. Everyone with an interest in meteorites will want a copy of this book.

    • Thoroughly revised second edition of book popular with scientists and non scientists alike
    • First edition received excellent reviews
    • Includes many excellent photographs
    • Includes glossary and suggested further reading
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    'Meteorites and Their Parent Planets provides an engrossing overview of a highly interdisciplinary field - the study of extraterrestrial materials. The second edition of this successful book has been thoroughly revised, and describes the nature of meteorites, where they come from, and how they get to Earth … Harry McSween's writing is accessible to scientists and non-scientists alike … This book gives the reader a clear understanding of the fundamentals of a complex subject. The softback is good value and the book should be on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the origin and evolution of the Solar System.' R. L. S. Taylor, Spaceflight

    'Harry McSween's writing is accessible to scientists and non-scientists alike … the book should be on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the origin and evolution of the Solar System.' R. L. S. Taylor, Spaceflight

    ' … an excellent intorduction to meteoritics for those Earth Scientists who have an interest in but not a specialist knowledge of the subject.' Allan Pring, Geological Magazine

    ' … a very interesting read and is a welcome addition to my bookshelf … generally the text is explanatory and written so that someone with a general interest can follow it quite easily. On the other hand, there seems to be sufficient technical backup to make the book a useful reference tool for those a little more experienced in the subject … All in all a very good interesting book, particularly for pure geologists. It would, I think be of general interest to all Geoscientists.' Geoscientist

    'The first edition provided one of the initial sparks to my interest in meteorites, and this new book is no less inspiring. This book is up to date, broad in focus, and confidently written by an author with a deep understanding of his subject. It is a must for the bookshelf of every planetary scientist, as well as being of interest to students and scientists from other disciplines. The easy writing style would also make it an enjoyable read for an interested amateur or bright teenager.' Sara Russell, The Observatory

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 1999
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521583039
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 156 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 150 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction to meteorites
    2. Chondrites
    3. Chondrite parent bodies
    4. Achondrites
    5. Achondrite parent bodies
    6. Iron and stony-iron meteorites
    7. Iron and stony-iron parent bodies
    8. A space odyssey
    9. The importance of meteorites: some examples
    Appendix of minerals
    Glossary
    Index.

  • Author

    Harry Y. McSween, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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