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In search of stardust : amazing micrometeorites and their terrestrial imposters / Jon Larsen.

Larsen, Jon, 1959- (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Noble Co PL - East (Avilla) 523.51 LAR (Text) 38131004462064 NCPLE-Non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780760352649
  • Physical Description: 152 pages : illustrations (some color), photographs (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, an imprint of Quarto Group, 2017.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Preface. The stardust project ; Verification of micrometeorites ; Origin, formation, influx, and classification -- Micrometeorites. Scanning-electron micrographs ; The new collection -- Extraterrestrial spherules. Ablation spherules ; The enigmatic chondrules -- Anthropogenic spherules. I-type magnetic spherules ; Massive iron spherules ; Nuggets, beads, and cores ; From the welding shop ; Sparks ; Nonmagnetic glass spherules ; Spherules from a steam locomotive ; Mineral wool ; A case of anthropogenic spherules ; Fireworks ; Black magnetic spherules ; Roof tiles and shingles ; Metallic carbon cinder ; Red scoriaceous spherules ; Traces of man ; Other types of spherules -- Terrestrial objects. Rounded mineral grains ; Magnetite ; Fulgurites ; Organic confusion ; Microtektites and microkrystites ; Lonar crater spherules ; Darwin glass ; Volchovites: a Russian mystery ; Iberulites ; Ooids and pisoids ; Pele's tears: achneliths ; Road dust crystals.
Summary, etc.:
"In "Search of Stardust" is the first book to examine micrometeorites-- a photo documentary comprising more than 1500 previously unpublished microscopic images. Author Jon Larsen explains micrometeorite formation, clasification, and analysis, including how to distinguish micrometeortites from all kinds of terrestrial spherules left behind by fireworks, volcanic ash, construction materials, and more."-- page [4] of back.
Subject: Meteorites > Identification.
Rocks > Identification.
SCIENCE / Space Science.
SCIENCE / Astronomy.
SCIENCE / Microscopes & Microscopy.
Genre: Nonfiction books.

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