Re: (meteorobs) Meteorite books...
The Georgia Geological Survey has a very comprehensive (40+page) booklet of
meteorite falls/recoveries for the State of Georgia which can be ordered at a
very modest fee (about $5 or less). It has maps, photographs and for each major
fall there is a comprehensive, rather technical, article. If anyone is
interested, I'd be glad to provide the ordering address.
"C.L. Hall" wrote:
> Lloyd et al,
> >Can someone tell me the name and date of publication of the book that lists
> >many of the meteorites that have hit the earth by state.. I believe it has
> >been out of print for 20-30 years.
> Not exactly what you're after, but the book 'Minerals from Earth and Sky',
> Volume 3 in the Smithsonian Scientific Series, edited by Charles Greeley
> Abbot, 1929, 1934 has a neat list. The meteorite part of the book was
> written by George P. Merrill.
> Appendix II is a 'list of all known meteorites seen to fall, portions of
> which have been preserved', and lists meteorites alphabetically, by name of
> fall, in various sections - stones, stony irons, irons. The list is just
> under 50 pages long, and covers the globe.
> The text part of the book has lots of interesting reading, both on meteors
> and meteorites. There is also a table listing geographic distribution of
> meteorites in North America by State, up to 1925, including a brief mention
> of Canada, Mexico and Central America. To 1925, most per state was Texas
> with 24, followed by North Carolina with 22, followed by Tennessee and
> Kansas at 18.
> This book is still fairly widely available at community book sales and in
> used book shops.
> - Cathy Hall
> Ottawa, Canada
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