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Thunderstones and shooting stars : the meaning of meteorites

Author: Robert T Dodd
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Thunderstones and Shooting Stars, Robert T. Dodd gives us an up-to-date report on these questions. He summarizes the evidence that leads scientists to believe that most meteorites come from asteroids, although a few come from the moon and a few more from a planet, probably Mars. He explains how chondrites--the most numerous and primitive of meteorites--contribute to our evolving picture of the early solar system,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dodd, Robert T., 1936-
Thunderstones and shooting stars.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986
(OCoLC)610209197
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T Dodd
ISBN: 0674891376 9780674891371
OCLC Number: 13397015
Description: viii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Target earth --
Meteorite recovery --
Types of meteorites --
Three perspectives on chondrites --
Sources of meteorites --
Chondrite parent bodies --
When planets melt --
The iron meteorites and pallasites --
Achondrites and their parent bodies --
Meteorites and the early solar system --
Meteorites and life on earth.
Responsibility: Robert T. Dodd.

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In Thunderstones and Shooting Stars, Robert T. Dodd gives us an up-to-date report on these questions. He summarizes the evidence that leads scientists to believe that most meteorites come from asteroids, although a few come from the moon and a few more from a planet, probably Mars. He explains how chondrites--the most numerous and primitive of meteorites--contribute to our evolving picture of the early solar system, and how some of them may tell us of events that took place beyond the sun and before its birth. Finally, he examines the controversial hypothesis that impacts by asteroids or comets have interrupted the evolution of life on Earth, accounting for such geological puzzles as the rapid demise of the dinosaurs.

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