Top positive review
on 7 September 2015
A marvellous, witty cornucopia on life and how it arose on this obscure little planet, interspersed with interesting observations on science and scientists as they puzzle over the clues in the rocks to try to figure out how we all got here. Plus a number of odd digressions in other directions, which I know bothered some other reviewers, but which I found rather entertaining. There's a lot we know and a lot we don't know and probably a lot that we'll never really know, but it doesn't stop us asking, because that is our nature. Dr. Fortey's zest for the subject, as well as his good humour and eagerness to communicate the facts of life (so to speak) to us, are fully on show. Anyone who wants to know how we got here could do a lot worse than consult this great little book.