Geoffrey Notkin of the award-winning television series Meteorite Men has written the ultimate guide to finding meteorites. This is a must have book for every meteorite enthusiast's library. Meteorite hunting is a challenging and often difficult activity. As with many things in life having a mentor is of great advantage when you are learning. That is just the way the reader will feel as they learn everything needed to find space rocks from Geoff Notkin. His book Meteorite Hunting - How To Find Treasure From Space is a step by step training manual for meteorite hunting yet, packed with all the excitement of an adventure novel. Geoff takes the reader with him as he recounts stories from his life as a world famous meteorite hunter. The beginning hunter and the seasoned veteran will each find this book filled with jewels of wisdom to make their meteorite hunting successful, safe, exciting and profitable.
The new book on meteorites by Alain Carion can quickly cause the reader to run out of superlatives. It is excellent, richly illustrated with pictures, a wonderful introductory book for the beginner, but a book no seasoned collector can be without.
Packed into its seventy odd pages is a wealth of information on meteorites. Beginning with the history of meteorite study in the 1500's. By the time the book ends there are pictures of meteorites which landed only months ago.
All the important topics of meteorites are covered, including meteorite hunting, impact craters and impact rocks, meteorite classifications, tektites, and much more. The second half of the book is pictures with descriptions and histories of dozens of famous meteorites. Many of the photos are of specimens in Alain's own impressive collection.
"Meteorites" by Alain Carion is the must have resource for any person wanting to get a well rounded understanding of these fascinating pieces of rock from beyond the Earth.
The Art of Collecting Meteorites is the first book dedicated solely to the theory and methodology of collecting meteorites. The hobby’s evolution is covered from its earliest beginnings among the "rich, royal or religious" to the advent of the "Bessey Speck."
The Art of Collecting Meteorites offers the author’s unvarnished observations to help the collector understand and harness the forces driving the marketing of these souvenirs from space.
232 pages, 40 color photographs
Edited by Dr. Joel Schiff
Foreward by O. Richard Norton
“Meteorites – How to Recognize Visitors from Space” is an eBook produced by The Meteorite Exchange, Inc. to help anyone identify meteorites. Seasoned meteorite collectors will find thus book a rich source of information and photographs. Persons new to the study of meteorites will find everything they need to start learning about meteorites.
While the whole subject of meteorites is covered to a degree, the main topic is how to recognize a genuine space rock. The book even presents a side by side comparison of a real meteorite with a very good look alike terrestrial rock. The two stones are shown from the outside, both stones will hold a magnet. Both are the color that a true meteorite might be. Then the meteorite and the false stone are ground with a diamond file exposing the inside of each to view. Close up photographs show what the collector or hunter would see through a loupe, The real meteorite with shiny metal grains is revealed.
The entire book is filled with helpful information, but some tips are offered for the meteorite collector and hunter that might otherwise only be learned in a geology classroom or after years of hunting struggles.
“Meteorites – How to Recognize Visitors from Space”, is available on Amazon and was created for digital reading. It is not a conversion of a printed book. The reader enjoys rich color photographs taken specifically really show off the dozens of meteorite specimens presented. Nearly all the types of meteorites are shown and described. The author is an enthusiastic meteorite hunter who has found several hundred of these mysterious visitors from space himself.
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