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- DescriptionA systematic account of meteorites and their most important classification parameters for meteorite researchers.
- Author BiographyMonica Grady is Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences in the Planetary and Space Sciences Research Institute (PSSRI), The Open University. Her research focuses on the carbon and nitrogen geochemistry of primitive meteorites and of Martian meteorites. Asteroid (4731) was named Monicagrady in her honor. Giovanni Pratesi is the President of the Natural History Museum of the University of Firenze. He is also a research fellow at the Earth Sciences Department where he carries out research on systematic, environmental and planetary mineralogy. Moreover, he coordinated the interministerial committee to define the Italian official cataloguing standards for the naturalistic heritage. Vanni Moggi Cecchi is Curator of the Museum of Planetary Sciences, Prato, Italy. He carries out research on meteorites, focusing his work on the textural and compositional features of primitive achondrites and of chondrites. Since 2003 he has classified more than 150 new meteorites and has re-examined several historic samples. In 2006 he discovered the mineral melliniite.
- PrizesWinner of PROSE Award for Excellence in Physical Sciences and Mathematics 2015 and PROSE Award for Earth Science 2015.
- Author(s)Giovanni Pratesi,Monica M. Grady,Vanni Moggi Cecchi
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication24/03/2013
- GenreAstronomy, Space & Time
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note800 colour illus.
- Weight1420 g
- Width219 mm
- Height276 mm
- Spine27 mm
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