Meteorites

Franz Brandstätter
Ludovic Ferrière
Christian Köberl

21 × 21 cm
272 pages
288 photos
English, German
Hardcover
ISBN 978-3-901753-43-5
November 2012

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Authors

  • Christian Köberl

    Christian Köberl is a professor of impact research and planetary geology at the University of Vienna, Austria, and Director General [...] more

  • Franz Brandstätter

    Franz Brandstätter is currently director of the Mineralogical-Petrographical Department of the Natural History Museum in Vienna. He has worked as [...] more

  • Ludovic Ferrière

    Ludovic Ferrière became curator of the rock collection and co-curator of the meteorite collection at the Natural History Museum in [...] more

Details

Stones that fall from the sky have been known for millennia, but only during the past 200 years was their extraterrestrial origin confirmed. Today scientists know that meteorites, these inconspicuous gray or brown rocks, are the only witnesses of the origin of the solar system (and the Earth) available to us. Their composition provides invaluable information on the origin of the chemical elements, as well as when and how our planetary system formed. This book recounts the history of meteorite research, tells us how and where to find and identify them, their classification and composition, including the exciting story of meteorites from Moon and Mars, and what happens when huge meteorites, the asteroids, collide with the Earth. Plentiful color illustrations come from the huge meteorite collection at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, which is also the oldest in the world.

Reviews

Meteoritic and Planetary Science open_in_new

"There are many glossy books on meteorites and some fall into the category of what one might term “coffee table books.” Although at first glance, this book appears to be one of these, closer inspection shows that it is a gold mine of information about meteorites, accompanied by some wonderful pictures."

Description

Stones that fall from the sky have been known for millennia, but only during the past 200 years was their extraterrestrial origin confirmed. Today scientists know that meteorites, these inconspicuous gray or brown rocks, are the only witnesses of the origin of the solar system (and the Earth) available to us. Their composition provides invaluable information on the origin of the chemical elements, as well as when and how our planetary system formed. This book recounts the history of meteorite research, tells us how and where to find and identify them, their classification and composition, including the exciting story of meteorites from Moon and Mars, and what happens when huge meteorites, the asteroids, collide with the Earth. Plentiful color illustrations come from the huge meteorite collection at the Natural History Museum in Vienna, which is also the oldest in the world.

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Weight2 kg / 4.41 lbs
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