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Author Golia, Maria,
Title Meteorite / Maria Golia.
Imprint London, UK : Reaktion Books, 2015.
©2015.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  QB755 .G648 2015    AVAILABLE  
Author Golia, Maria,
Series Earth series.
Earth series (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Subject Meteorites.
Meteorites -- History.
Add Title Meteorite : nature and culture
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  QB755 .G648 2015    AVAILABLE  
Author Golia, Maria,
Series Earth series.
Earth series (Reaktion Books (Firm))
Subject Meteorites.
Meteorites -- History.
Add Title Meteorite : nature and culture
Description 208 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-197) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Alpha and omega -- Fallen gods -- To have and to hold -- All things said and done -- Strange landings.
Summary Meteorites are among the rarest objects on Earth, yet they have left a pervasive mark on our planet and civilization. Arriving amidst thunderous blasts and flame-streaked skies, meteorites were once thought to be messengers from the gods, embodiments of the divine. Prized for their outlandish qualities, meteorites are a collectible, a commodity, objects of art and artists' desires and a literary muse. 'Meteorite hunting' is an adventurous, lucrative profession for some, and an addictive hobby for thousands of others. Meteorite: Nature and Culture is a unique, richly illustrated cultural history of these ancient and mysterious phenomena. Taking in a wide range of sources Maria Golia 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.
ISBN 9781780234977 (paperback)
178023497X (paperback)
OCLC # 905524476



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