Falling Stars

Falling Stars

A Guide to Meteors and Meteorites

Book - 2010
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Mike Reynolds' guide to meteors and meteorites is revised and updated to include the latest information about meteor study and sightings. The book covers the basics of observing, studying, and collecting meteors and meteorites, appealing to a range of readers, from the amateur astronomer to the aspiring meteorite collector. Included are helpful tables and references, such as a list of yearly meteor showers and a directory of meteorite ­dealers. AUTHOR: Mike Reynolds served as executive director of the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, California. He was a contributor to the Space Exploration series on Gemini 6a and 7, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, and Venutian Geology, and has authored and co-authored numerous scientific papers and books, including Binocular Stargazing (9780811731367). SELLING POINTS: -Month-by-month information on meteor showers and how to make the most of watching them -Advice on starting and building a meteorite collection plus the scientific explanation of what meteors are and where they come from -Includes new information about recent space exploration and studies of meteors ILLUSTRATIONS 54 b/w photographs
Publisher: Mechanicsburg, Pa. : Stackpole Books, c2010.
Edition: Second edition, revised and updated.
ISBN: 9780811736169
Branch Call Number: 523.51 Rey 2010
Characteristics: x, 150 pages : illustrations


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