Outside of scientific journals, there are few complete accounts of tektites in the modern literature. Four previous compilations, two academic (Barnes and Barnes, 1973, Benchmark Papers in Geology, Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross; and O’Keefe, 1976, Tektites and their Origin, Elsevier, New York), both now outdated, and two popular (Heinen, 1998, Witnesses of Cosmic Catastrophes; McNamara & Bevan, Tektites, 3rd ed., 2001, Western Australia Museum), have so far served researchers, students and the wider public. This new work by McCall brings the subject into the 21st Century by providing an extensive and detailed academic review of tektites,...

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