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THE FIRST 100 YEARS OF EXPLORATIONS - SECOND EDITION
By James P. Tobin An informative source of information on Meteor Crater from the beginning history of explorations of the crater to descriptions of the Canyon Diablo Irons. Contains a information on the impact, a walking tour of Meteor Crater, and a Meteor Crater exploration timeline.
How To Find Treasure From Space - The Expert Guide To Meteorite Hunting And Identification
Occasionally in life, things change fast enough that something already wonderful can be enhanced by new information and technology to be made even better. That is what I discovered when I read the new edition of "How to Find Treasure from Space" by Geoffrey Notkin. The first edition which was published just several years ago was a delight. But this newer version has even more great photography and even more information on how to become a successful hunter of meteorites.
There is arguably no harder group of objects on the Earth to find than meteorites. They are the rarest things on our world. Meteorites are true masters of concealment. They are often buried, they are often singular or at best only in few numbers spread over a large area. They come in many different types each of which requires adaptations to be made to hunting techniques. To complicate their recovery numerous terrestrial rocks appear at first glance to be space rocks but are not. Geoff Notkin however, has learned their habits and how to hunt this elusive quarry. He shares this wisdom in full detail and through exquisite photography in his book. The reader learns what the characteristics of all the types of meteorites are and how to distinguish the true space rock from the imitation. The essential tools and methods of safely hunting meteorites are covered along with all the practical considerations to make the hunting experience both fun and rewarding in time and money.
Common statements seen online in meteorite chatrooms are "I have been hunting for years and never found one yet" or "I have always had to find a meteorite on my bucket list but don't know how to get started to hunt them." Daily images of common earth rocks are posted to meteorite internet sites by finders who think they may have found a meteorite. Reading "How to Find Treasure from Space" will help minimize the disappointment of coming home with rocks that are not from space. While no one can ever guarantee that you will find a meteorite for they are very hard to find and it requires much time and effort. Reading "How to Find Treasure from Space" will increase a hunter's chances and get them off with a good start.
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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
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