Book Launch: Much-Anticipated Memoir of Geoffrey Notkin, Star of TVs Meteorite Men, Out June 1Reported by i-Newswire.com on Wednesday, 30 May 2012 (on May 30, 2012)
"Rock Star: Adventures of a Meteorite Man" Available NOW For Advanced Orders and Media Review Copies
Chances are, a kid who almost fell into an active volcano in Iceland at age 12, then piloted the plane carrying his family home (though he could not see out of the cockpit), has lived an exciting and adventure-filled life.
That person is Geoffrey Notkin, star of TV's "Meteorite Men," whose new memoir is chockfull of captivating real-life stories such as the incredible volcano escapade.
"Rock Star: Adventures of a Meteorite Man," chronicles Notkin’s life experiences in page-turning style, inviting readers to journey with him from the Dickensian school he attended as a child in London to his enthralling exploits as a professional musician, and, for the past two decades, a globe-trotting meteorite hunter.
At times a romantic, at times a cynic, but always a rebel with a cause, Notkin tells his story with wit, poignancy and a compelling sense of suspense. Just as competing forces of nature conspired to form the meteorites he hunts for a living, so, too, have powerful and contradictory life experiences combined to create his unique life’s path. Notkin has been a TV star, author, rock musician, science writer, meteorite hunter, artist, illustrator, environmentalist, philanthropist, global adventurist and more - all before the age of 50.
Along the way, "Rock Star" introduces readers to Notkin's eclectic group of friends and acquaintances, including famous authors, musicians, cartoonists, and a colorful cast of larger-than-life characters. The introduction to "Rock Star" was penned by Notkin's lifelong friend, famed fantasy author and film writer Neil Gaiman.
"When I hold a meteorite, I gain the faintest shadow of understanding about where I might fit into the overwhelming complexity of the cosmos; I can almost feel the heartbeat of space and time," said Notkin. "As a species, we may never fully understand the fabric of space, but meteorites are as important a beacon as we are likely to find in this lifetime. Like the sound of the ocean in a seashell, meteorites carry within them a faint murmur of infinity."
"Rock Star" will captivate not only fans of "Meteorite Men," the award-winning Discovery Science TV show that he has hosted for three seasons, but anyone seeking to travel along on his worldwide adventures. Fans of the show will appreciate the hilarious on-the-road "Meteorite Men" travel tales, including many original behind-the-scenes photographs.
The release of "Rock Star" follows Notkin's successful first book, "Meteorite Hunting: How To Find Treasure From Space," recently selected to receive a 2012 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Award in the Science category. The award honors the year's best books from independent and small press publishers. This is the 16th year that the IPPYs have recognized excellence in independent publishing from authors and publishers worldwide. Notkin will receive his award at a June 4th ceremony in New York during BookExpo America.
"Rock Star: Adventures of a Meteorite Man" is now available for advanced orders and media review copies. Accredited media members wishing to receive a copy for review may email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book "Rock Star: Adventures of a Meteorite Man" may be purchased by contacting Aerolite Meteorites, LLC, at email@example.com. "Rock Star" makes a great gift, particularly with Father's Day fast approaching.
About Geoff Notkin: A television host, professional meteorite hunter, science writer, photographer, and owner of Aerolite Meteorites, Geoff co-stars on Science Channel's award-winning TV show "Meteorite Men," now in its third season. He has also made documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E, and Travel Channel and has written more than 100 published articles on meteoritics, paleontology, adventure travel, history, and the arts. The minor planet 132904, discovered at Mount Palomar, was named "Notkin" and approved by the Minor Planet Center in recognition of Geoffrey's contributions to science and education.
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