This paperback volume of 148 pages is a compendium of newspaper reports, private correspondence and various other records relating to meteorite fall and recovery in Britain and Ireland over the past two centuries. Altogether 21 meteorites or meteorite showers fell between 1795 (Wold Cottage) and 1999 (Leighlinbridge), and they are documented in chronological order.

The records have been comprehensively and enthusiastically researched, and to judge from those cases with which I am familiar, they are accurate. They provide the reader with far more than the bare facts of when, where and in what circumstances the meteorites fell. They give a...

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