After the previous Pride and Prejudice and Sea Monsters I was curious to see where this adventure would take the reader. Although Kathryn Kellgren's reading is masterful as always, the material is so bad that nothing can really save it. Not worth the paper, or MB it takes up in the world.
This was an entertaining narrative of science. Not only did the author give you a history of the creation of the Earth as we now know it, he interspersed it with histories of the principal discoverers. His writing tactics allowed a more personable view of scientific creation than a dry rendering of the facts.
The narrator did an excellent job of bring life to this book. I recommend it to anyone who wants to know a little about the start and progression of life on this planet.
This is a brief introduction to the subjects of big bang, evolution, plate tectonics, etc; so if you feel you know all there is on these type of subjects you may not like this overview. However, even with a scientific background it was fascinating to see the whole picture combined. My favorite parts were the personal histories of the Scientists, without these the book would have been just another text book read.
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