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The history of meteoritics and key meteorite collections; fireballs, falls and finds

G. J. H. McCall (editor), Alan J. Bowden (editor) and Richard J. Howarth (editor)
The history of meteoritics and key meteorite collections; fireballs, falls and finds
Geological Society Special Publications (2006) 256: 513 pp.


This Special Publication 256 (up to 95.00; up to 47.50 for members) has 24 papers and after an introductory chapter has three sections dealing with early beginnings, key meteorite collections and contemporary meteoritics. It ends with an Epilogue. [1] The history of meteoritics - overview. G. J. H. McCall, A. J. Bowden & R. J. Howarth, pp 1-13. [2] Meteorites in history: an overview from the Renaissance to the 20th century. U.B. Marvin, pp 15-71. [3] The meteorite fall at L'Aigle and the Biot report: exploring the cradle of meteoritics. M. Gounelle, pp 73-89. [4] The end of classical meteorology, c. 1800. V. Jankovic, pp 91-99. [5] Understanding the nature of meteorites: the experimental work of Gabriel-Auguste Daubree. R. J. Howarth, pp 101-122. [6] History of the meteorite collection of the Natural History Museum of Vienna. F. Brandstaetter, pp 123-133. [7] History of the meteorite collection at the Museum fur Naturkunde, Belin. A. Greshake, pp 135-151. [8] A history of the meteorite collection at the Natural Histoiry Museum, London. S. Russell & M. M. Grady, pp 153-162. [9] The meteorite collection of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France. C. L. V. Caillet Komorowski, pp 163-204. [10] A brief history of the Vatican meteorite collection. G. J. Consolmagno, pp 205-217. [11] History of the meteorite collection of the Russian Academy of Sciences. M. A. Ivanova & M. A. Nazarov, pp 219-236. [12] Meteorites and the Smithsonian Institution. R. S. Clarke, H. Plotkin.& T. J. McCoy, pp 237-265. [13] History of the American Museum of Natural History meteorite collection. D. S. Ebel, pp 267-289. [14] The history of Japanese Antarctic meteorites. H. Kohma, pp 291-303. [15] The Western Australian Museum meteorite collection. A. W. R. Bevan, pp 305-323. [16] Desert meteorites: a history. A. W. R. Bevan, pp 325-343. [17] Chondrules and calcium-aluminium-rich inclusions (CAIs).G. J. H. McCall, pp 345-361. [18] The history of meteorite age determination. J. R. de Laeter, pp 363-378. [19] Meteorite provenance and the asteroid connection. A. J. Bowden, pp 379-403. [20] The history of research on meteorites from Mars. M. M. Grady, pp 405-416. [21] Meteorites and the origin of the solar system. S. G. Brush, pp 417-441. [22] Meteorite cratering: Hooke, Gilbert, Barringer and beyond. G. J. H.McColl, pp 443-469. [23] The history of tektites. G. J. H. McCall, pp 471-493. [24] Epilogue. G. J. H. McCall, A. J. Bowden, J. A. Wood & U. B. Marvin, pp 495-504. Index. Pp 505-514.

ISSN: 0305-8719
EISSN: 2041-4927
Serial Title: Geological Society Special Publications
Serial Volume: 256
Title: The history of meteoritics and key meteorite collections; fireballs, falls and finds
Author(s): McCall, G. J. H.editor
Author(s): Bowden, Alan J.editor
Author(s): Howarth, Richard J.editor
Affiliation: National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Published: 2006
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 978-1-86239-194-9
Number of pages: 513
Accession Number: 2007-014978
Categories: Petrology of meteorites and tektites
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Monographic
Annotation: Individual papers are cited separately
Secondary Affiliation: University College London, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
Update Code: 200705
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