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The history of meteoritics and key meteorite collections : fireballs, falls and finds

Author: G J H McCall; A J Bowden; Richard J Howarth
Publisher: London : Geological Society, ©2006.
Series: Geological Society special publication, no. 256.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This publication, which should appeal to historians of science, meteoriticists, geologists, astronomers, curators and the general reader with an interest in science, is prefaced by an introductory overview which presents highlights in the field. The first section covers the acceptance by science of the reality of the falls of rock and metal from the sky. The second section details some of the world's most important  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
History of meteoritics and key meteorite collections.
London : Geological Society, ©2006
(DLC) 2006283998
(OCoLC)70664239
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: G J H McCall; A J Bowden; Richard J Howarth
OCLC Number: 191802213
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 513 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Title: Geological Society special publication, no. 256.
Responsibility: edited by G.J.H. McCall, A.J. Bowden and R.J. Howarth.

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This publication, which should appeal to historians of science, meteoriticists, geologists, astronomers, curators and the general reader with an interest in science, is prefaced by an introductory overview which presents highlights in the field. The first section covers the acceptance by science of the reality of the falls of rock and metal from the sky. The second section details some of the world's most important collections in museums. There are also chapters on finds in the cold desert of Antarctica and in the hot deserts of Australia, North Africa, Oman and the USA.

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