Derek Sears informed us about two newly published books available on Amazon. Please click on the titles or book covers to be taken to their respective ordering page on Amazon.
Shedding Light is the result of 30 years of research by a team of about fourteen scientists. This book consists of an introduction to meteorites and Moon rocks for the lay-person and 60 glorious color plates of meteorites and Moon rocks under the luminescence microscope. Nothing like it has been published before. These images are beautiful to look at, but they also tell the tale of these extraordinary rocks from the primitive solar system on the eve of its formation 4.5 billion years ago to Moon rocks returned by the Apollo astronauts as part of the greatest voyage of exploration undertaken by humanity.
Glimmerings from the Past: The Luminescent Glow of Meteorites and Lunar Samples with an Emphasis on Applications
Meteorites are ancient rocks dating from the beginnings of the solar system, 4.5 billion years ago. When heated in the dark, or bombarded by a cathode ray beam, they glow and precise measurement of the light produced enables new insights into their long and enigmatic history.