With poetic narrative and wit, Cokinos describes how humans have been enthralled by shooting stars and tells of the scientists, adventurers and ordinary people who have found and puzzled over these meteorites - stones that fall from the heavens - embedded in the earth. Fascinating. — Louise Jones
“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
"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