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Meteorites and the Early Solar System II


Title : Meteorites and the Early Solar System II
Author : Dante S. Lauretta,Harry Y. McSween
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Total pages: 943 pages
ISBN: 9780816525621

They range in size from microscopic particles to masses of many tons. The geologic diversity of asteroids and other rocky bodies of the solar system are displayed in the enormous variety of textures and mineralogies observed in meteorites. The composition, chemistry, and mineralogy of primitive meteorites collectively provide evidence for a wide variety of chemical and physical processes. This book synthesizes our current understanding of the early solar system, summarizing information about processes that occurred before its formation. It will be valuable as a textbook for graduate education in planetary science and as a reference for meteoriticists and researchers in allied fields worldwide.


From Meteorite Impact to Constellation City


Title : From Meteorite Impact to Constellation City
Author : Oiva W. Saarinen
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total pages: 404 pages
ISBN: 1554588758

From Meteorite Impact to Constellation City is a historical geography of the City of Greater Sudbury. The story that began billions of years ago encompasses dramatic physical and human events. Among them are volcanic eruptions, two meteorite impacts, the ebb and flow of continental glaciers, Aboriginal occupancy, exploration and mapping by Europeans, exploitation by fur traders and Canadian lumbermen and American entrepreneurs, the rise of global mining giants, unionism, pollution and re-greening, and the creation of a unique constellation city of 160,000. The title posits the book’s two main themes, one physical in nature and the other human: the great meteorite impact of some 1.85 billion years ago and the development of Sudbury from its inception in 1883. Unlike other large centres in Canada that exhibit a metropolitan form of development with a core and surrounding suburbs, Sudbury developed in a pattern resembling a cluster of stars of differing sizes. Many of Sudbury’s most characteristic attributes are undergoing transformation. Its rocky terrain and the negative impact from mining companies are giving way to attractive neighbourhoods and the planting of millions of trees. Greater Sudbury’s blue-collar image as a union powerhouse in a one-industry town is also changing; recent advances in the fields of health, education, retailing, and the local and international mining supply and services sector have greatly diversified its employment base. This book shows how Sudbury evolved from a village to become the regional centre for northeastern Ontario and a global model for economic diversification and environmental rehabilitation.


The History of Meteoritics and Key Meteorite Collections


Title : The History of Meteoritics and Key Meteorite Collections
Author : Gerald Joseph Home McCall,A. J. Bowden,Richard John Howarth
Publisher: Geological Society of London
Total pages: 513 pages
ISBN: 9781862391949

This Special Publication has 24 papers with an international authorship, and 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, an account that takes the reader from BCE (before common era) to the nineteenth century. The second section details some of the world's most important collections in museums - their origins and development. The Smithsonian chapter also covers the astonishingly numerous finds in the cold desert of Antarctica by American search parties. There are also contributions covering the finds by Japanese parties in the Yamato mountains and the equally remarkable discoveries in the hot deserts of Australia, North Africa, Oman and the USA. The other seven chapters take the reader through the revolution in scientific research on meteoritics in the later part of the twentieth century, including terrestrial impact cratering and extraordinary showers of glass from the sky; tektites, now known to be Earth-impact-sourced. Finally, the short epilogue looks to the future. The History of Meteoritics and Key Meteorite Collections should appeal to historians of science, meteoriticists, geologists, astronomers, curators and the general reader with an interest in science.


35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2010)


Title : 35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2010)
Author : Kevin Righter,Catherine Corrigan,Timothy McCoy,Ralph Harvey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Total pages: 320 pages
ISBN: 1118798465

The US Antarctic meteorite collection exists due to a cooperative program involving the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Smithsonian Institution. Since 1976, meteorites have been collected by a NSF-funded field team, shipped for curation, characterization, distribution, and storage at NASA, and classified and stored for long term at the Smithsonian. It is the largest collection in the world with many significant samples including lunar, martian, many interesting chondrites and achondrites, and even several unusual one-of-a-kind meteorites from as yet unidentified parent bodies. Many Antarctic meteorites have helped to define new meteorite groups. No previous formal publication has covered the entire collection, and an overall summary of its impact and significant samples has been lacking. In addition, available statistics for the collection are out of date and need to be updated for the use of the community. 35 seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2011): A Pictorial Guide to the Collection is the first comprehensive volume that portrays the most updated key significant meteoritic samples from Antarctica. 35 seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites presents a broad overview of the program and collection nearly four decades after its beginnings. The collection has been a consistent and reliable source of astromaterials for a large, diverse, and active scientific community. Volume highlights include: • Overview of the history, field practices, curation approaches • Special focus on specific meteorite types and the impact of the collection on understanding these groups (primitive chondrites, differentiated meteorites, lunar and martian meteorites) • Role of Antarctic meteorites in influencing the determination of space and terrestrial exposure ages for meteorites • Statistical summary of the collection by year, region, meteorite type, as well as a comparison to modern falls and hot desert finds • The central portion of the book features 80 color plates each of which highlights more influential and interesting samples from the collection. 35 seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites would be of special interest to a multidisciplinary audience in meteoritics, including advanced graduate students and geoscientists specializing in mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, astronomy, near-earth object science, astrophysics, and astrobiology.


Meteorite


Title : Meteorite
Author : Maria Golia
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Total pages: 240 pages
ISBN: 178023547X

Among the rarest things on earth, meteorites carry an air of mystery and drama while having left a pervasive, outsized mark on our planet and civilization. In Meteorite, Maria Golia tells the long history of our engagement with these sky-born space rocks. Arriving amid thunderous blasts and flame-streaked skies, meteorites were once thought to be messengers from the gods. Worshipped in the past, now scrutinized with equal zeal by scientists, meteorites helped sculpt Earth’s features and have shaped our understanding of the planet’s origins. Prized for their outlandish qualities, meteorites are a collectible and a commodity, objects of art and artists’ desires and a literary muse; and ‘meteorite hunting’ is an adventurous, lucrative profession for some and an addictive hobby for thousands of others. A richly illustrated, remarkably wide-ranging account of the culture and science surrounding meteorites, Golia’s book explores the ancient, lasting power of the meteorite to inspire and awe.


Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution IV


Title : Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution IV
Author : W. U. Reimold,Roger Lawrence Gibson
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Total pages: 660 pages
ISBN: 0813724651

Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution held at the Vredefort Dome, South Africa, in Aug. 2008.


Analyses of Iron and Stone Meteorites, with the Field Columbian Museum of Meteorites


Title : Analyses of Iron and Stone Meteorites, with the Field Columbian Museum of Meteorites
Author : Oliver Cummings Farrington
Publisher: Watchmaker Publishing
Total pages: 160 pages
ISBN: 9781929148028


Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution


Title : Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution
Author : B. O. Dressier,R.A.F. Grieve,V. L. Sharpton
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Total pages: 342 pages
ISBN: 0813722934

Comprises 28 papers which grew out of the International Conference on Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution, August/September, 1992 in Sudbury, Ontario. The interdisciplinary papers, encompassing diverse studies from trace element geochemistry to planetary exploration, are arranged into f


The Tungus Event, Or, The Great Siberian Meteorite


Title : The Tungus Event, Or, The Great Siberian Meteorite
Author : John Engledew
Publisher: Algora Publishing
Total pages: 166 pages
ISBN: 0875867804


From Meteorite Impact to Constellation City


Title : From Meteorite Impact to Constellation City
Author : Oiva W. Saarinen
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total pages: 404 pages
ISBN: 155458874X

From Meteorite Impact to Constellation City is a historical geography of the City of Greater Sudbury. The story that began billions of years ago encompasses dramatic physical and human events. Among them are volcanic eruptions, two meteorite impacts, the ebb and flow of continental glaciers, Aboriginal occupancy, exploration and mapping by Europeans, exploitation by fur traders and Canadian lumbermen and American entrepreneurs, the rise of global mining giants, unionism, pollution and re-greening, and the creation of a unique constellation city of 160,000. The title posits the book’s two main themes, one physical in nature and the other human: the great meteorite impact of some 1.85 billion years ago and the development of Sudbury from its inception in 1883. Unlike other large centres in Canada that exhibit a metropolitan form of development with a core and surrounding suburbs, Sudbury developed in a pattern resembling a cluster of stars of differing sizes. Many of Sudbury’s most characteristic attributes are undergoing transformation. Its rocky terrain and the negative impact from mining companies are giving way to attractive neighbourhoods and the planting of millions of trees. Greater Sudbury’s blue-collar image as a union powerhouse in a one-industry town is also changing; recent advances in the fields of health, education, retailing, and the local and international mining supply and services sector have greatly diversified its employment base. This book shows how Sudbury evolved from a village to become the regional centre for northeastern Ontario and a global model for economic diversification and environmental rehabilitation.


Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution II


Title : Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution II
Author : Burkhard O. Dressler,Virgil L. Sharpton
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Total pages: 464 pages
ISBN: 9780813723396


Australia's Meteorite Craters


Title : Australia's Meteorite Craters
Author : Kenneth McNamara
Publisher: Western Australian Museum
Total pages: 64 pages
ISBN: 1920843582

On Earth, catastrophic impact of an asteroid or comet with truly global consequences has not happened during our written history, and the threat seems very small. Giant scars on our planet’s surface are relics of an impact history stretching back more than 2 billion years, and there is no assurance it cannot happen again. In Australia there are 36 structures ranging from tens of metres to tens of kilometres in diameter, and recognised to varying degrees of certainty as having been formed by giant meteorite impact. In clear and concise language this book begins with ancient beliefs and myths about craters and then explains how they are actually formed and provides details of their structure. Using the record in the rocks, the authors also assess the likelihood of future impacts and their possible effects.


Meteorite Craters and Impact Structures of the Earth


Title : Meteorite Craters and Impact Structures of the Earth
Author : Paul Hodge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Total pages: 124 pages
ISBN: 0521360927

Over 150 crater-producing events have been identified, and this book describes all 139 sites worldwide at which evidence of the impacts can be seen. They range in age from recent craters formed this century to highly eroded billion-year-old craters. Some are spectacular to visit, such as the Barringer Crater in Arizona, the ring-shaped mountains of Gosses Bluff, Australia, and the huge crater at Ries in Germany. The author has visited many of the sites and his photographs enrich this thorough survey. For each site there is a summary table giving location, size, age and present condition. Maps are included where necessary. Meteorite craters are fascinating to visit, so the descriptions include guidance about access and suggested itineraries for the large structures.


Geophysical Studies Of Bukit Bunuh Meteorite Crater Evidence (Penerbit USM)


Title : Geophysical Studies Of Bukit Bunuh Meteorite Crater Evidence (Penerbit USM)
Author : Rosli Saad
Publisher: Penerbit USM
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 9674610049

This monograph illustrates how geophysical methods can be used to explore the subsurface of our Earth. Geophysical method (magnetic, gravity, seismic refraction and 2D resistivity) and geotechnical method (boring) were applied to study the characterization of the subsurface and to prove that the study area was a meteorite impact area. The study continues with the geophysical data acquisition and processing techniques together with integration of the results (including borehole) for better interpretation. A thorough integration of the archaeological data with geophysical data successfully delineates the history of the area investigated. This monograph was compiled accordingly to capture reader’s interest and to ease their understanding. Hence, it would be of interest especially to students in archaeology, engineering, environmental, geology and geophysics courses. This monograph definitely provides new knowledge for the readers and encourages researchers to study subsurface of the Earth using geophysical methods. Keywords: Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malayia, Penerbit USM


Meteorite Craters


Title : Meteorite Craters
Author : Kathleen Mark
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Total pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 9780816515684

The scientific community has argued for decades over the origin of giant craters on the earth. In a highly readable fashion, Kathleen Mark recounts the fascinating detective story of how scientists came to recognize metorite craters, both ancient and relatively recent.


Meteorites


Title : Meteorites
Author : Alex Bevan,John De Laeter,John Robert De Laeter
Publisher: UNSW Press
Total pages: 256 pages
ISBN: 9780868404905

Contains several previously unpublished accounts of meteorite recoveries in Australia and provides deatails on many Australian contributions to the advancement of planetary science. Details everything from responses to meteorites in ancient civilsations to the most current theories on the origins of life on Earth.


The Tungus Event, Or, The Great Siberian Meteorite


Title : The Tungus Event, Or, The Great Siberian Meteorite
Author : John Engledew
Publisher: Algora Publishing
Total pages: 166 pages
ISBN: 0875867812

This popular science book shares the fascination of the Tungus Event, a major mystery of the 20th century, in a factual and informed way. It provides "on-the-ground" descriptions of the site and explains the findings and the puzzlement of international scientists who have investigated it over the decades. After a brief and readable overview of comets, meteors, the sun and the solar system, the author ponders the range of possible explanations for the "great Siberian meteorite." The research is up to date, factual and scientific. While making no absurd claims to solving the puzzle, the author studies some intriguing clues in NASA's orbit diagrams for Comet Encke, and he is bold in discussing the possible causes of what was the greatest natural explosion in recorded history. As he points out, [Hypotheses] include rogue asteroids, mini black holes and even alien intervention....These explanations are not entirely equal to the facts. In the unique case of the Tunguska event, there was wholesale destruction to the mighty taiga woodlands but none of the debris that one would expect should exist from the body itself. Evidence like a strewn field of meteorite debris or meteoric dust on the trees and ground were never found, nor were any craters, in the area beneath the site of the fireball nor anywhere along the path it took. There are no craters because the Tunguska Cosmic Body (TCB) did not hit the ground. Atmospheric anomalies prior to the dramatic appearance of the fiery body puzzlingly occurred for several days, adding to the enigma. There are just a handful of English-language books on this subject. The most recent, The Tunguska Mystery, by the Russian Rubstov (Astronomers Universe, Springer Science 2009) is authoritative but highly technical and hard going for the general reader. Mr. Engledew instead tells the story in a balanced and engaging style.


Meteorite Hunter


Title : Meteorite Hunter
Author : Roy A. Gallant
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Total pages: 231 pages
ISBN: 9780071372244

Readers can join the author, who was invited by the Russian Academy of Sciences to take part in its annual Tunguska Expedition to investigate the largest metorite impact in recorded history and who travelled the world in search of other meteorite impact sites, on a fascinating adventure to the most significant meteor sites of the untamed and desolate Russian interior.


Meteorites


Title : Meteorites
Author : Fritz Heide,Frank Wlotzka
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 231 pages
ISBN: 9783540581055

This is an easy-to-read introduction to, and overview of, current knowledge about meteorites. With information on fall phenomena, chemical and mineral composition, and classification, the book also provides current information on meteorite falls for planning observations. Accessible to the layperson and student, this concise book is thorough enough to serve as an introduction for scientists.


How the Meteorite Got to the Museum


Title : How the Meteorite Got to the Museum
Author : Jessie Hartland
Publisher:
Total pages: 40 pages
ISBN: 9781609052522

"This nonfiction book for elementary-school-age children details the steps that brought a meteor from outer space, across the eastern US, to the roof of a car in Peekskill, New York, and thereafter to be verified, tested, and exhibited at the American Museum of Natural History. Hartland breaks down complex actions and processes in kid-friendly terms and includes pages of fascinating meteor details"--Provided by publisher.