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Thunderstones and Shooting Stars

The Meaning of Meteorites

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674284975

Publication Date: 01/01/1986

196 pages



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I cannot think of any important aspect of meteoritics that is neglected in the book’s well-balanced coverage… The up-to-date treatment provides satisfying discussion of the newest developments… The quality of writing is excellent. The text is informal and very readable… I enthusiastically recommend Thunderstones and Shooting Stars to anyone who wants to know about meteorites.—John A. Wood, Sky & Telescope

A friendly, easy-going, but nevertheless highly systematic, amble through current meteorite studies and theories… The text is a delight, and the audience for which it is intended—informed laypeople and junior undergraduates—will find it anything but intimidating… Dodd’s book is a masterpiece.—Derek W. G. Sears, Geology Today

An in-depth account of the history, composition, environment, and motion of various types of meteorites… This easily readable and up-to-date book contains instructions which will enable the reader to identify and classify many celestial rocks… Readers of Thunderstones and Shooting Stars will turn pages with anticipation and wonder. Inspiring an interest in meteorites and their terrestrial consequences, the book will leave an individual with an eager curiosity and a sense of awe.—Claire Furia, Yale Scientific

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