This is properly conceived of as a companion to Knight's recent First Book of Comets. The text is very similar in style-- perhaps a little more encyclopedic. A wealth of information on known meteorites, their locations, craters and history is presented in relevant sections. Some of the photos are effective but they don't compare in excitement with those available in newspapers and magazines. Moreover, there is little indication of the intrinsic importance of the topics covered. It is a fuller source of information than LaPay's Space Nomads (which dates back to 1961) though not a better book and certainly not more interesting reading.