About this book
The follow-up to the bestselling "Science: A History", this makes cosmology accessible to everyone. It describes how the universe began, what it looked like at first, how its structure developed and what emerged to hold it together. 'Deeply evocative... a whistle-stop tour... the very model of lucidity and succinctness' "Independent"
How did the universe grow from a tiny fireball to its present size? Where did life on earth come from? How do planets form? How will the universe end? And how do we even know all this anyway? This book explores the story of our cosmos, from the mystery of its origins to how scientists think it might end.