"Multifaceted, surprising, and full of wonders...You really owe it to yourself to read it." —Tim Harford, author of How to Make the World Add Up
The complete story of the universe and absolutely everything in it (minus the boring parts).
Despite our clever linguistic abilities, humans are spectacularly ill-equipped to comprehend what's happening in the universe. Our senses and intuition routinely mislead...
National Book Critics Circle Award—2017 Nonfiction Finalist
"Nothing less than a tour de force—a heady amalgam of science, history, a little bit of anthropology and plenty of nuanced, captivating storytelling."—The New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice
A National Geographic Best Book of 2017