The Fallen Sky

The Fallen Sky : An Intimate History of Shooting Stars

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Description

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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 517 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 36mm | 498.95g
  • Tarcher
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585428329
  • 9781585428328
  • 1,622,704

Review quote

"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"show more

About Christopher Cokinos

Christopher Cokinos is an award-winning writer and poet, and a professor of English at Utah State University. He has received the Whiting Writers' Award, the Glasgow Prize for an emerging writer in nonfiction, and the Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award.show more

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