John Murray will publish Meteorite: The Stones From Outer Space That Made Our World by Dr Tim Gregory.
Non-fiction publisher Georgina Laycock acquired UK and commonwealth rights from Martin Redfern at Northbank Talent Management. Publication is scheduled for 20th August 2020.
Meteorite will aim to convey the true significance of meteorites in revealing the origins of Earth, as well as the planets’ future. Readers will be taken on a journey through the very earliest days of the Solar System to the spectacular meteorite falls that produced "fiery rain" in 1792, to the pre-solar grains that were blown in from other solar systems and are the oldest solid objects ever discovered on Earth.
Laycock commented: "Thanks to this book I have not only seen my first shooting star (there’s a great guide at the back of the book) but understand how rocks from outer space can tell the amazing story of our Solar System. Tim Gregory is far more than an expert on meteorites, he is a brilliant storyteller and his passion for science is inspiring and uplifting. I can’t wait for more people to read Meteorite."
Gregory said: "I cannot wait to share a subject that I hold so close to my heart with the world. It is epic beyond compare."