[meteorite-list] New Book, "FROM WESTON to CRESTON" AD #1
From: Frank Cressy <fcressy_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:30:31 +0000 (UTC)
Have you ever wondered about the fall circumstances of?some US fall you ran across, looked it up in the "Catalogue of Meteorites", and found little or no information?? And you then did an Internet search and?found?any information was in an obscure reference that hadn't been scanned and?was nearly impossible to get??I always wished for a reference book that?contained all that information I was looking for. Or maybe you were just wondering what a particular fall looked like, but could find no photos of it other than a speck somewhere.
That book is now here. About 10 years ago I began acquiring data?concerning US witnessed falls to answer these questions.? I've finally put together a book that many times I wished?had already been?done. The focus of "From Weston to Creston" is on the fall and recovery circumstances, and?the collection history of 152 witnessed US meteorite falls plus 17 possible or probable falls. It also contains many interesting facts I've run across concerning these events. For instance, did you realize?Wethersfield is not the only US city to have two meteorite falls occur within its city limits? Or that?in 21 falls,?individuals have had truly close encounters, with stones landing within 10 feet of them??Most of the one to three page fall?summaries includes a photo of the meteorite. The book is 157 pages?and includes?an extensive reference section tied to individual falls.
This book would have been impossible without the tremendous help from the meteorite community. Many of you have participated in helping me acquire data and I greatly appreciate it.? Aside from the over 300 references I acquired, additional data came from newspaper accounts and from the meteorite files of several major institutions, as well as from individual collectors, hunters, and scientists.
Some of the more obscure falls that I found little known information are Garland, Farmville, Palahatchie,?Palmyra, Palolo Valley, Richland Springs, Saganaw, Success, Torrington,?and Walters. Can you guess which one of these impacted a house?
I'm selling hardcover books for $150 (limited to 100 copies, signed & numbered), unsigned hardcover for $90, and softcover books for $36 each. Shipping for 1 or 2 books runs $6.
Payment can be through Paypal or check, and books will be available at the Tucson show at the Tucson City Center (old Inn Suites) in room 180 (Mo's Meteorites), room 184 (Mike Farmer), and room 322 (Anne Black, Impactika).
Thanks for your interest.
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