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The Stones From Outer Space That Made Our World

Tim Gregory



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John Murray
25 August 2020
Every rock has a story tell, and none more so than those which have fallen from the sky: meteorites. Originating in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter, these rocky fragments offer clues not just to the earliest origins of the Solar System but also to Earth's very survival into the future.

Sky at Night presenter, Dr Tim Gregory takes us on a journey through the very earliest days of our Solar System to the spectacular meteorite falls that produced 'fiery rain' in 1792, to the pre-solar grains (literally stardust) that were blown in from other solar systems and are the oldest solid objects ever discovered on earth.

Meteorites reveal a story much bigger than ourselves or our planet. As Tim says, 'it is an epic beyond compare'.
By:   Tim Gregory
Imprint:   John Murray
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9781529327656
ISBN 10:   1529327652
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   25 August 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Tim Gregory is a postdoctoral research scientist at the British Geological Survey in Nottingham, having recently completed his PhD in cosmochemistry at Bristol University. His research focuses on measuring the age of meteorites and the building-blocks of planets. Tim featured on BBC4's The Sky at Night, and was a finalist in BBC2's Astronauts: Do You Have What it Takes in 2017. This is his first book.

Reviews for Meteorite: The Stones From Outer Space That Made Our World

A captivating blend of painstaking detective work and dramatic cosmic events. The impact that rocks from space have had on our culture, and on our knowledge of where we come from - and where they come from - may surprise you. As will their impact on the planet of course, should you be lucky enough to see a fall * Jon Butterworth * Drawing on his deep technical education and boundless curiosity, Tim Gregory brings a childlike wonder of discovery to everything he sees. He shows an uncanny ability to swiftly understand, to clearly explain, and to be joyful in the process. His scientific delight is contagious * Chris Hadfield *

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