Cosmic Debris: Meteorites in History

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University of California Press, 25 jan. 1991 - 455 pagina's
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Meteorites, those mysterious relics of the Solar System's birth, are a topic of continuing interest to scientist and layperson alike, and their interpretation has undergone dramatic changes over time ... Volledige review lezen

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DISBELIEF
5
Dilemmas about Fireballs and Genuine Meteorites
17
Meteorite Falls and Scientific Attitudes
30
ACCEPTANCE
37
Early NineteenthCentury Theories of Meteorite Origin
58
MATHEMATICAL ASTRONOMY AND STATISTICS
70
A Digression on the Fall of Peculiar Matter
80
The Start of Statistical Analysis
88
The Major European Collections in the Late Nineteenth Century
184
Major U S Collections in the Late Nineteenth and Early
198
Prices and Exchange Values
209
Beliefs about Meteors
215
Uses of Meteorites
229
NEW DIRECTIONS 19001950
237
The Scientific Use of Meteorites
253
New Problems
264

The Phenomena of Fall
94
NINETEENTHCENTURY FOUNDATIONS
104
Olivine Plagioclase Pyroxene
114
NickelIron Troilite Schreibersite
122
Classifications
138
LATE NINETEENTHCENTURY METEORITE THEORIES
145
Planetary or Asteroidal Origin
152
CURATORS AND COLLECTORS
174
CONTEMPORARY METEORITE RESEARCH
281
The Origins of Meteorites
301
Matters of Life and Death
312
NOTES
325
REFERENCES
365
INDEXES
421
Meteorite Index
431
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