This old work contains a comprehensive treatise on shooting-stars, fire-balls, and aerolites. Written in clear, simple language and containing useful tables and detailed illustrations, this text will be of much value to those with an interest in meteoric astronomy, and it would make for a great addition to collections of related literature. Although old, much of the information contained herein will still be of utility to the modern reader, and especially so for those with an interest in the development and evolution of meteoric astronomy. The chapters of this book include: Shooting Stars, Other Meteoric Rings, Aoelites, Conjectures in Regard to Meteoric Epochs, Geographical Distribution of Meteoric Stones, Do Aerolitic Falls Occur More Frequently by Day than By Night?, Phenomena Supposed to be Meteoric, et cetera. This antiquarian book is being republished now complete with a new introduction on the history of astronomy.