Fascination with meteorites has pervaded human history. From our early ancestors’ awe and fear of meteorites we have moved gradually, over millennia, to an understanding of their meaning to the origin of the Solar System, and possibly to us. Meteorites are an unique source of information on some of the greatest unanswered scientific questions of our time, not least of which is the origin of life on Earth.

This interesting book grew out of a special exhibition of meteorites at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris. However, the book is not a catalogue of the exhibition, but an up...

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