MAPS is the official academic journal of the Meteoritical Society. The Meteoritical Society is the world's leading body that governs the research and nomenclature of meteorites. MAPS stands for "Meteoritics and Planetary Science". In addition to meteorites, MAPS also contains papers on comets and near-Earth objects. The majority of the contents are scientific papers about meteorites, but some of it is approachable by the advanced layman. There are also occasional articles and book reviews. Each journal has a heavy stock cover and is a couple of hundred pages containing a dozen or more papers. There are charts, diagrams, tables, and photos. The journal is available by subscription at a price of hundreds of dollars per year. Meteoritical Society members get these journals with their memberships, and I am offering these surplus copies.
Refer to the photo. This journal is in crisp, like-new condition with no flaws.
The issue being offered here is : August 2011, Volume 46, Number 8.
Cover photo : Chromite Grain with inclusions from the Farmington chondrite (L5)
Articles and papers in this issue :
* A 3-D study of mineral inclusions in chromite from ordinary chondrites using synchnotron radiation X-ray microscopy - Method and applications
* Understanding the mechanisms of formation of nanophase compounds from Stardust : combined experimental and observational approach.
* Nickel abundance in stony cosmic spherules - constraining precursor material and formation mechanisms.
* MIL 03443, a dunite from asteroid 4 Vesta - evidence for it's classification and cumulate origin.
* Laboratory experiments bearing on the origin and evolution of olivine-rich chondrules.
* Gebel Kamil : The Iron Meteorite that formed the Kamil crater (Egypt).
* Refractory inclusions in the unique carbonaceous chondrite Acfer 094
* A numerical comparison with the Ceplecha analytical meteoroid orbit determination method.