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2016, Hardcover
150 pages
Dimensions: 9 x 9 1/2
ISBN: 7029660051200
$65.00
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In Search of Stardust
Micrometeorites and Other Spherules

English Language: English

Author: Jon Larsen

Illustrations by: Jon Larsen, Jan Braly Kihle, Olav T. Sola, Morten Bilet


The Solar system is a dusty place. Every day approximately 100 metric tons of cosmic dust fall down to Earth, mainly as micrometeorites. They are mineral particles in the size of sand grains or smaller, and fall down upon us at all times, evenly distributed all over the globe. Micrometeorites can be found on rooftops, and we step on them on the road, still little is known about these exotic aliens from Space.

IN SEARCH OF STARDUST is the first comprehensive popular science book about micrometeorites, and is a photo documentary with more than 1,500 previously unpublished illustrations: the first atlas of micrometeorites in high-resolution photos in color plus scanning electron microscope images. In addition to the fantastic pictures you get tips about how and where to look for micrometeorites (methodology), the history of micrometeoritics, chapters about micrometeorite formation, classification and analysis, and a unique presentation of all sorts of terrestrial spherules. With this book it is for the first time possible for everybody to find these amazing stones.











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