Enter the world of science as Bill Bryson unmasks the mysteries of the universe.
• Each and every atom for your body has almost surely passed through several stars and been a part of millions of organisms on its way to being you?
• In case you are a normal-sized kid, you’ve enough potential energy inside you to explode with the force of several hydrogen bombs?
And—What happened to dinosaurs? How big is the universe? Why are oceans salty? Is a meteor going to hit us?
Tackling the whole lot from the Big Bang to the upward thrust of civilization, Bill Bryson’s inimitable storytelling skill makes the why, how, and, just as importantly, the who of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for young readers.