Atlas of Meteorites

The Atlas of Meteorites, by M. Grady, G. Pratesi, and V. Moggi Cecchi, is a beautifully illustrated volume that encompasses the detailed mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry of all of the major meteorite groups currently known. Recognizing the importance of textural information—as revealed by optical microscopy—the authors’ stated aim was to provide a textbook akin to An Atlas of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section by W. S. MacKenzie and C. Guilford (1980; Longmans), in the hopes that it will do for meteorites what MacKenzie and Guilford did for understanding the petrology of rocks from Earth.

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Adventure, M’boy, Adventure!

Download Article (PDF) December 2015 Issue Table of Contents EditorialFrom the EditorsPerspectiveMeet the AuthorsThematic ArticlesSociety NewsBook ReviewParting ShotsPeople In The News Reputedly, when the great British geologist Sir Edward Bailey (1881–1965) was about to retire, his assistant asked him, ‘What will you do now, sir?’ Bailey replied ‘Adventure, m’boy, adventure!’ Many readers will have chosen…

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