[meteorite-list] Nininger Moment #18

From: almitt <almitt_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:48 2004
Message-ID: <4050954D.C695DCD5_at_kconline.com>


A long over due posting.

Harvey Nininger started on his long career of meteorites in 1923 when his interests
drastically changed from biology to meteorites. In 47 years Harvey published some 162
papers relating to meteorites, notably a number of falls and finds. He was especially
good at noting the details of the falls and finds and all the circumstances of their
recovery. Such detailed accounts help pave the way for further discoveries.

A wide variety of these papers were published in various scientific journals of the
time, including the American Journal of Science and various State and local
publications. These papers were the transitional publications from a descriptive
stage, to the scientific analytical stage and represent an important part of early
meteoritical studies.

Harvey Nininger also published in a great many magazines of the time like Popular
Astronomy and various newspapers who would publish his interesting and educational
articles on meteorites.

Nininger also published a number of books which include: "Our Stone Pelted Planet
(1933), Out of the Sky (1952), Arizona's Meteorite Crater (1956), The Nininger
Collection of Meteorites (1950), Ask a Question About Meteorites (1961), A Comet
Strikes the Earth (1942), Chips from the Moon (1947), Find a Fallen Star (1972) one
of the most popular publications.

The Nininger's (Harvey and his wife Addie) started a collection of papers called the
"Contributions of the Society for Research on Meteorites, which were edited by Addie
and which eventually became the Meteortical Society of today.

Nininger's contributions formed a very important part of meteoritical history for
nearly a half century of time. A number of these publications can be found in the "The
Published Papers of H.H.. Nininger, biology and Meteoritics (1971) by the center for
meteorite studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Az. Although this listing of
publications is extensive it doesn't include many newspaper articles and other
published papers by Nininger that were published elsewhere.

The Nininger Moments are articles or books written originally by Harvey
Nininger and put into a consolidated form by Al Mitterling. Some of the
items written in the moments might be old out dated material and the
reader is advised to keep this in mind. Special credit to this post goes to
Carleton B. Moore from the Published Papers of H.H. Nininger.

P.S. Mark Bostick Please include this in your archives. Best!

--AL Mitterling
Received on Thu 11 Mar 2004 11:35:25 AM PST

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