The Fallen Sky

An Intimate History of Shooting Stars

Christopher Cokinos - Author

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ISBN 9781101133224 | 528 pages | 30 Jul 2009 | Tarcher | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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In this acclaimed volume, prizewinning poet and nature writer Christopher Cokinos takes us on an epic journey from Antarctica to outer space, weaving together natural history, memoir, and in-depth profiles of amateur researchers, rogue scientists, and stargazing dreamers to tell the riveting tale of how the study of meteorites became a modern science.

"A thrilling account . . . The author's enthusiasm is infectious in this chronicle of astronomical passion."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Cokinos guides the reader along his search for the driving force behind the passions of meteorite scientists, collectors, and dealers that make the meteoritic community such a vibrant and contentious bunch. It is a journey well worth taking."
-Science magazine

"[Cokinos's] enthusiasm . . . gives The Fallen Sky its core."
-The Wall Street Journal

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