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Travelers in Space and Time

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Science  23 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5585, pp. 1282-1283
DOI: 10.1126/science.1073492

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Meteorites A Journey Through Space and Time. Alex Bevan and John de Laeter. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, and University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, Australia, 2002. $35.95, £27.50, A$59.95. ISBN 1-58834-021-X.

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Meteorites. O. Richard Norton. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2002. 374 pp. $50. ISBN 0-521-62143-7.

Both of these profusely illustrated books review the origins, composition, structure, classification, and study of extraterrestrial rocks for nonspecialists.