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Published: 14 August 2018

432 Pages | 97 colour images

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198826002

Bookseller Code (03)


The Scientific Story of Creation

Revised Impression

Jim Baggott

  • A one-volume account of what science has pieced together of the 13.8 billion years from the Big Bang to the emergence of human consciousness
  • Draws together current thinking in cosmology, geology, evolution, and anthropology into a single, accessible account of how we got here
  • Presents the scientific account of our origins, as a growing body of knowledge and a work-in-progress, compared to the many ancient mythical stories
  • Highlights the many aspects concerning the early Universe, the origins of life, early evolution, and the nature and origin of human consciousness that remain uncertain