The Fallen Sky

The Fallen Sky

Format
Paperback
Price
$16.95
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9781585428328
  • 528 Pages
  • TarcherPerigee
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Praise

“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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