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METEORITES

Zanda Brigitte

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
Cambridge University Press

ISBN:
9780521799409

243,56 PLN
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Opis produktu

Brigitte Zanda is Associate Professor at the Mineralogy Laboratory of the Musęum National dHistoire Naturelle in Paris and Adjunct Member of the Graduate Faculty at Rutgers University. Following on from her PhD in Geochemistry she has written many papers in Meteoritics and Planetary Science and other journals and is a member of the Nomenclature Committee of the Meteoritical Society.A comprehensive and highly illustrated guide to meteorites and the fascinating contributions they make to science.Throughout history we have been fascinated by meteorites and their significance. Today the study of meteorites provides a wealth of information about the solar system revealing clues to some of the greatest scientific enigmas. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide will expertly answer all your questions about these mysterious objects.Throughout history we have been fascinated by meteorites and their significance. Today the study of meteorites provides a wealth of information about the solar system revealing clues to some of the greatest scientific enigmas. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide will expertly answer all your questions about these mysterious objects.What are these strange rocks that fall from the sky? Where do they come from? Are they a threat? What are they made of? How common are they? Throughout history we have been fascinated by meteorites and their significance. As time has passed we have learned more and more about these extraterrestrial objects and today the scientific study of meteorites provides a wealth of information about the solar system. They reveal clues to some of the greatest scientific enigmas: the origin of life on Earth the mass extinction of species the nature and composition of asteroids the conditions during the formation of the solar system and the dust from stars that died long before our Sun formed. This comprehensive guide to meteorites first published in 2001 was written by a team of experts. With the help of over two hundred fullcolour photographs diagrams and graphs they will skillfully answer all your questions.1. The harder they fall C. Perron: 2. Stones fallen from the sky U. Marvin: 3. Impact craters P. Thomas: 4. Cretaceous Park R. Rocchia E. Robin and H. Leroux: 5. Like no rock on Earth B. Zanda M. Christophe Michel Lęvy M. Bourot Denise and C. Caillet Komorowski: 6. Little planets D. Benest: 7. The Sound and the Fury J.P. Bibring: 8. Signed carbon F. Robert M. Festou and F. Raulin: 9. A stormy nebula R. Hewins: 10. The age of the solar system G. ManhĘs: 11. Galactic fossils E. Zinner: 12. Leafing through the past two centuries... P. Pellas: Glossary: Acknowledgements: Illustration credits. a lavishly illustrated coffeetable type book written by experts in the field of meteorites and covers all aspects of their study by scientists. it will appeal to those with a keen or only passing interest in the field as the presentation is excellent and w

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