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Meteor Crater James Tobin

Meteor Crater

James Tobin

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76 pages
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 About the Book 

In a blinding flash and huge explosion Meteor Crater in central Arizona was created. And even though it happened nearly 50,000 years ago Meteor Crater is the best preserved crater on Earth. For a little over a hundred years a dramatic story of greedMoreIn a blinding flash and huge explosion Meteor Crater in central Arizona was created. And even though it happened nearly 50,000 years ago Meteor Crater is the best preserved crater on Earth. For a little over a hundred years a dramatic story of greed and the pursuit of riches has been weaved together with scientific investigation. Today many of Meteor Crater secrets have been revealed. But even now many mysteries remain. This book is the story of that first hundred years of exploration at the worlds first recognized impact crater.Richly enhanced by photographs and diagrams the reader is shown most of the important sites around the crater rim and on the crater floor. Locations where early investigators struggled against constant hardship in what was still the Wild West are made real for the reader.The meteorites found at Meteor Crater are shown and described along with the other unique materials created in the devastating blast which carved Meteor Crater from the desert plain.Hiking is not allowed at Meteor Crater except a short guided hike provided along the north rim, the reader is taken on a pictorial and narrative tour of the entire circumference of Meteor Crater- terrain the author is very familiar with personally.