[meteorite-list] Best ALH84001 Meteorite Book

From: MARK BOSTICK <thebigcollector_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon Feb 20 10:32:09 2006
Message-ID: <BAY111-F3428446730219B90C135B9B3FF0_at_phx.gbl>

Hello List,

I have not read that many of the dozen or more books on ALH84001. Having
noted that, the better I have read is “The Hunt For Life on Mars”, where the
writer uses a playful court like setting to defend and argue against the
case for life in ALH84001. However, since I have not read many of them I
feel my opinion is very limited and therefore I asked NASA scientist Everett
Gibson, one of the many people involved with this meteorite that last 10
years, and perhaps the second most involved person with this meteorite, what
he thought the best book on ALH84001 is, and if I could share his thoughts,
which are presented below.

“The best book on the ALH84001 meteorite was published February 14, 2006 and
is officially released tomorrow, Feb. 21, 2006. The book is written by Kathy
Sawyer, Senior Science writer for the Washington Post. Our team assisted
Kathy with the book but withheld some of the more interesting information.
The title, is "THE ROCK FROM MARS: A Detective Story from Two Planets". (I
believe that is the title. ) The book is published by Random House. It is
over 400 pages long and I believe it sells for around $29.95. The book is
available in most of the Barnes and Noble along with Borders book stores
because of its recent release. The book is not the final story (that must
wait until I write my book) but it comes very close to telling what went on
during our research and the unbelievable things occurring behind the scenes
at the White House and with the Journal SCIENCE. We were simply carried
along and had zero control of the actions going on after we had the
manuscript accepted by SCIENCE. Everett”

On a background notes on who Everett Gibson is. It was from Gibson’s safe
that the lunar rock was stolen from a few years ago (actually they took the
whole safe) and he is the person that brought the Monohans meteorite to NASA
after it fell. That is kind of brief, but both have been former list

Clear Skies,
Mark Bostick
Received on Mon 20 Feb 2006 10:31:49 AM PST

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