Nov 102007

A witty and delightful hommage to the universe, nature and life and those who discovered its manifold wonders and built our current body of knowledge about it – as little as it is.

The author takes you on a tour de force through science but does it with ease and humour. When you skim the 80 pages of notes and bibliography, you get a glimpse of how vast distance you travelled. The book is divided into six chapters: cosmos, planet earth, new 20th century discoveries (relativity theory, quantum physics, tectonics), development of planet earth’s development, development of life, and of human beings.

It is a great travel guide through modern science.

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