by Leota Jean LaPaz, Lincoln LaPaz
Publisher: Holiday House 1961
Number of pages: 199
Meteoritics is the study of the only tangible entities that reach us from outer space -- the meteorites. We have planned and written this book to be a sound and yet largely nontechnical introduction to the science of meteoritics.
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