Cambridge Catalogue  
  • Help
Home > Catalogue > Catalogue of Meteorites Reference Book with CD-ROM
Catalogue of Meteorites Reference Book with CD-ROM
Google Book Search

Search this book

Resources and solutions

This title has free online support material available.

Details

  • Page extent: 696 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 2.31 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 523.5/1/07442134
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: QB755 .G75 2000
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Meteorites--Catalogs and collections

Library of Congress Record

1 Hardback, 1 CD-ROM

 (ISBN-13: 9780521663038 | ISBN-10: 0521663032)

The fifth edition of Catalogue of Meteorites is, like previous editions, an essential reference volume for all those with an informed interest in meteorites. The volume is a complete catalogue of all authenticated meteorites, and gives information on their classification and chemistry. It is the definitive descriptive list of The Natural History Museum, London, which maintains the official world database of all known meteorite falls and finds. It includes the 10,000 new specimens recovered since publication of the fourth edition, including those from Antarctica and deserts. An important development is the addition of CD-ROM to accompany the book, which includes greatly expanded information (literature references and analytical data for each meteorite) and an important search facility. The Catalogue is the major reference volume for everyone interested in meteorites: professional scientists, meteoriticists, collectors, dealers, and academic libraries.

• The only up-to-date, definitive list of all known meteorites • Contains tables giving the breakdown of all meteorites by classification and by geographical distribution • Includes a fully-searchable, windows-driven electronic database on CD-ROM, with extra information on each meteorite

Contents

Foreword; Introduction; Use of the electronic catalogue; Summary of classified meteorites; Summary of geographical listing; List of meteorites by classification; List of meteorites by geographic location.

Reviews

'… an exciting step forward … the author is to be congratulated …'. R. A. Howe, Mineralogical Magazine

'… an essential reference volume for all those with an informed interest in meteorites.' Europe and Astronomy

'… no one remotely involved with meteoritics, nor any science library, can afford to be without a copy.' Alex Bevan, Geological Magazine

'This book represents a prodigious amount of human endeavor, and the meteorite community owes Monica Grady an enormous debt of gratitude. If you are a serious amateur or a professional, you will want this book.' Meteorite

'This book represents a prodigious amount of human endeavour, and the meteorite community owes Monica Grady an enormous debt of gratitude. If you are a serious amateur or a professional, you will want this book.' Meteorite

'… mainly a reference for the specialist or post graduate researcher. The level of detail is excellent and is possibly too much for most students … The catalogue is a beautiful product with good quality covers, paper and printing.' Bill Willows, OUGS Journal

printer iconPrinter friendly version AddThis