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Meteorites: A South African Perspective

ISBN 
9781775840985
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R150.00
Published 
July 2014
About the book: 
Meteorites are the remnants of meteors from outer space that have survived the corridor of fire through Earth's atmosphere and landed on our planet. Rare, and bearing secrets about the formation of our Universe, these 'treasures from space' have fascinated people ever since they were first identified in the late 18th century as extraterrestrial arrivals.
 
This jam-packed book by enthusiast and collector Ronnie McKenzie introduces the topic in straightforward language and is richly illustrated with some 200 photographs and diagrams. It discusses how to identify meteorites, where they come from and where they have landed on Earth, the many different types, and how to set about collecting them. 

It also dispels some of the myths about these stones, and presents some infamous meteorite scams.

A handy basic guide for those new to the topic, and for anyone interested in entering the field of meteorite collecting.
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About the Author
Ronnie McKenzie, a civil engineer with a PhD in Water Resource Management, runs an engineering company in South Africa. His interest in – and collecting of – meteorites spans some 30 years, and many specimens from his extensive private collection are featured in Meteorites: A South African Perspective. His experience and wisdom on the topic will be of broad general interest, and invaluable to potential new enthusiasts and collectors.

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