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Covering 13.8 billion years, a calculatedly concise, wryly intelligent history of everything, from the Big Bang to the advent of human civilization.

With wonder, wit, and flair - and in record time and space - geophysicist David Bercovici explains how everything came to be everywhere, from the creation of stars and galaxies to the formation of Earth's atmosphere and oceans to the origin of life and human civilization. Bercovici marries humor and legitimate scientific intrigue, rocketing listeners across nearly 14 billion years and making connections between the essential theories that give us our current understanding of topics as varied as particle physics, plate tectonics, and photosynthesis. Bercovici's unique literary endeavor is a treasure trove of real, compelling science and fascinating history, providing both science lovers and complete neophytes with an unforgettable introduction to the fields of cosmology, geology, climate science, human evolution, and more.

©2016 David Bercovici (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Trevor
  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 03-05-17

good but a bit dense

it was a very interesting audiobook, but there was a lot packed into it. The was a ton of interesting information that I wanted to stop and think about after hearing it, but if I did I'd potentially miss the next couple things. But still, very interesting.