Meteorite

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Paperback - January 2016 - AU $37.99

A unique, richly illustrated cultural history of these ancient and mysterious phenomena.

Meteorite: Nature and Culture is a unique, richly illustrated cultural history of these ancient and mysterious phenomena. Taking in a wide range of sources, the book pays homage to the scientists, scholars and aficionados who have scoured the skies and combed the Earth’s most unforgiving reaches for meteorites, contributing to a body of work that situates our planet and ourselves within the vastness of the Universe.

Appealing to collectors and hobbyists alike, as well as any lovers of nature, marvel and paradox, this book offers an accessible overview of what science has learned from meteorites, beginning with the scientific community’s reluctant embrace of their interplanetary origins, and explores their power to reawaken that precious, yet near-forgotten human trait – the capacity for awe.

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Paperback | January 2016 | $ 37.99
ISBN: 9781780234977 | 216 pages | 210 x 148 mm
Publisher: Reaktion Books