[meteorite-list] Norton Book burning / giveaway!

From: Martin <Martin_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:47 2004
Message-ID: <000c01c4056f$4c24b7c0$5a74ebd9_at_9y6y40j>


I agree. Norton's "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites" is certainly
the best comprehensive meteorite book available. Best equipped with great
pictures and despite there might be some details in the chapter about the
irons, which are perhaps to be discussed, I warmthly recommend it to all,
who don't have it yet. No better book around and you will enjoy it even
after many years.

Martin A.

----- Original Message -----
From: "almitt" <almitt_at_kconline.com>
To: "Tom aka James Knudson" <knudson911_at_frontiernet.net>
Cc: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2004 11:28 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Norton Book burning / giveaway!

> Hi Tom and all,
> You had me going until I got to the bottom of your email. I don't know
> un-informed person told you that bit of information but it is obvious they
need to do
> a bit of research if they are capable of understanding it.
> Richard Norton is certainly one of the best informed people around and
his books are
> really excellent. One of the books I recommend most often to people
wanting to know
> more about meteorites. He covers so much ground so very well for meteorite
> affectionados.
> I seriously doubt that any book published has perfect information in it.
This is for
> three reasons. First things change or are learned that changes the facts
in books from
> the time they are written. Second even if research is done very well
(think of all the
> odds and ends you would have to chase down in a book that size) there can
always be
> misunderstood or misrepresented information. Third when you send a book
out to be
> printed, there can be typos beyond the authors control. Why we have
> printings for correcting some items.
> Even printing a 24 page catalog like I have done in the past had more
mistakes than I
> liked. I could certainly take my lessons from Richard and get it done
better. It's
> great to have books still in print by the author. Best!
> --AL
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