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The Resource Meteorite : how stones from outer space made our world, Tim Gregory

Meteorite : how stones from outer space made our world, Tim Gregory

Label
Meteorite : how stones from outer space made our world
Title
Meteorite
Title remainder
how stones from outer space made our world
Statement of responsibility
Tim Gregory
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Meteorites have long been seen as portents of fate and messages from the gods, their fiery remains inspiring worship and giving rise to legends that have persisted for millennia. But beyond the lore, meteorites tell an even greater story: that of our solar system. In Meteorite, geologist Tim Gregory shows that beneath the charred crusts of these celestial stones lies a staggering diversity of rock types. Gregory explores the world of meteorites to uncover new insights into what our solar system was like before our sun became a star, into the forging of our planet, and into the emergence of life on it"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Gregory, Tim
Dewey number
523.5/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB755
LC item number
.G743 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meteorites
  • Solar system
  • Meteorites
  • Solar system
Target audience
general
Label
Meteorite : how stones from outer space made our world, Tim Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2020 by John Murray (Publishers) in Great Britain"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meteorite family tree -- Prologue: Written in rock -- Stones from the sky -- Earthfall -- From gas to dust; from dust to worlds -- Spheres of metal and molten stone -- Cosmic sediments -- Drops of fiery rain -- Stars down a microscope -- Star-tar -- Pieces of the Red Planet -- Calamitous tales -- Epilogue: The story goes on -- Appendix: Meteor showers
Control code
on1199007429
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
ix, 299 pages
Isbn
9781541647619
Lccn
2020940088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Meteorite : how stones from outer space made our world, Tim Gregory
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2020 by John Murray (Publishers) in Great Britain"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Meteorite family tree -- Prologue: Written in rock -- Stones from the sky -- Earthfall -- From gas to dust; from dust to worlds -- Spheres of metal and molten stone -- Cosmic sediments -- Drops of fiery rain -- Stars down a microscope -- Star-tar -- Pieces of the Red Planet -- Calamitous tales -- Epilogue: The story goes on -- Appendix: Meteor showers
Control code
on1199007429
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
ix, 299 pages
Isbn
9781541647619
Lccn
2020940088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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