The Fallen Sky

By Christopher Cokinos
(Tarcher, Hardcover, 9781585427208, 528pp.)

Publication Date: July 30, 2009

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“In this incredibly personal book, Cokinos has successfully blended natural science, biographical memoir, and bits of humor into an immensely engaging read. Deftly splitting his focus between the dedicated people who have hunted meteors over the years (including himself) and the mythical space rocks themselves, Cokinos has written one of those rare books where every page was a pleasure to take in.”
-- Jerry Fieldsted, Windows on the World-Books & Art, Mariposa, CA


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.

About the Author

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.

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