The Fallen Sky
An Intimate History of Shooting Stars
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."
"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."
"[Cokinos's] enthusiasm . . . gives The Fallen Sky its core."
-The Wall Street Journal
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