Meteorites are rocks from space that have fallen to the Earth's surface. Once considered bad omens, they are now recognized as giving us a unique insight into the nature of the material that was present at the formation of the solar system. In Meteorites, leading experts from the Natural History Museum provide a compelling introduction to these mysterious objects. Drawing on the latest information from key meteorite falls, this book explains what meteorites are, where they come from, and what they can tell us about our solar system and the planets, moons, asteroids and comets it contains, including Earth. Meteorites is written in an easy-to-follow, jargon-free style, making it accessible and understandable to all, and it is illustrated throughout with a mix of photographs, diagrams and maps. Chapters include: What Are Meteorites?, Where Are Meteorites Found?, Impacts and Collisions, Sources and Types of Meteorites, and Comets. An appendix provides further information and reading including references to other books and online resources.