With the density of a brigadoonian fogg Bill Bryson leads us triumphantly through the millenia of earths, and the cosmos’ existence. Like a deer pausing for a gulp from a mountain stream Bryson’s fascination with the natural universe leads the reader to ponder the view of life from the memory of the great barrier reef, or the aboriginees of Australia. How pleasantly satisfying to uncover the certitudes of the known universe through the eyes of an american smart-alek turned british science writer. The Non-Fiction kitten in you will purr. 

written by Ellen A