Scientists believe that we would not be here it were not for three great cataclysms in the early history of Earth and of the universe. This is the first book to explore the deep connection between the events that shaped life on Earth: the “Big Bang” that spawned an entire universe; the explosion of a supernova, which seeded the solar system with heavy elements; and the crash of a comet or asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs and cleared the way for the evolution of mammals
About the Co-author
Dr. Richard Muller is a Professor of Physics at Berkeley. He has earned a "Distinguished Teacher" award from the University of California, a MacArthur Prize "Genius" fellowship, as as well as the National Science Foundation Alan T. Waterman Award "for highly original and innovative research which has led to important discoveries and inventions in diverse areas of physics, including astrophysics, radioisotope dating, and optics." He is the author of the nonfiction book, Nemesis, and coauthor of The Three Big Bangs.