June 23, 2021

Dear Colleague,

I am trying to reach people who either collaborated with or cited work by Edward Anders, former President of the Meteoritic Society (1991-92). (He has over 14,000 citations.) We would like to present him with announcement for a book on:


Organic Matter in Meteorites: A Festschrift for Edward Anders on his 95th Birthday


This call is also open to all people who work in this area, including the impact of meteoritics on astrobiology or the origin of life. The mineral background is also important. The book will be published by Wiley-Scrivener, giving us the advantage of a small publisher and a large distributor of science books. It would be the 9th book in the series, Astrobiology Perspectives on Life of the Universe book series (Series editors: Richard Gordon & Joseph Seckbach, Wiley-Scrivener), most presently in press.


If you would like to contribute, please send me a tentative title and authorship  (you may invite co-authors of your choice). Personal comments may be included. Submissions will be peer reviewed.


If perchance you would also be prepared to help out as a Guest Editor, please let me know.


Ed Anders' birthday is June 25, so please respond beforehand, if possible. Please let me know if August 31, 2021 would be a reasonable submission deadline for you.

Beginning of a Tentative Table of Contents (commitments so far):

Guest Editors & Gordon, Richard, Preface, with bibliography by/on Edward Anders, dickgordoncan@xplornet.com

Deamer, David, Ed Anders: Exploring the extraterrestrial wilderness, dwdeamer@ucsc.edu

Saikia, B.J., Parthasarathy (Partha), G., & Borah, R.R., Organic Matter in Meteorites- Experimental findings from Fourier transform and Micro-Raman Spectroscopic Investigations, drg.parthasarathy@gmail.com

Seckbach, Joseph, Life as a scientist, joseph.seckbach@mail.huji.ac.il

We need 15 to 25 chapters.

As an undergraduate working with him on the Orgueil meteorite I learned much from Ed, and resumed working in astrobiology after retirement. Thus my personal involvement.


Yours, -Dick Gordon


Canada: 1-(204) 767-2164

Skype: DickGordonCan@xplornet.com

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