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The Art of Collecting Meteorites Kevin Kichinka

The Art of Collecting Meteorites

Kevin Kichinka

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402 pages
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The Art of Collecting Meteorites is the first book dedicated solely tothe theory and methodology of collecting meteorites. The hobby’sevolution is covered from its earliest beginnings among the “rich,royal or religious” to the advent of the “BesseyMoreThe Art of Collecting Meteorites is the first book dedicated solely tothe theory and methodology of collecting meteorites. The hobby’sevolution is covered from its earliest beginnings among the “rich,royal or religious” to the advent of the “Bessey Speck.”Strategies to purchase the highest-quality specimens at the mostfavorable prices are clearly outlined and a new tool for pricedetermination is introduced.This guide offers advice on care and first aid for your specimens,compares the materials involving their display and affecting theirpreservation, and suggests an integrated system for cataloguingholdings.Select contributions by the author to the acclaimed quarterlyMeteorite are reprised, including those that track his expeditions todiscover Bolivia’s first authenticated meteorite.The most powerful legend of the hobby grows, as new forensic evidenceand commentary from the grave of the original Meteorite Man sealsthe coffin of the dog a farmer saw struck by a Martian meteorite in1911.The “Timeline of Historical Meteoritical Events” transports the readeron a breath-taking ride through history that will fire the imaginationand enhance the knowledge of every researcher, dealer and collector.The Art of Collecting Meteorites offers the author’s unvarnishedobservations to help the collector understand and harness the forcesdriving the marketing of these souvenirs from space.