Wow, what can you say apart from ‘great title!’ A fantastic piece of popular science writing. Marcus Chown has a real talent for explaining complex scientific ideas to the layperson, and his latest offering employs the premise of using everyday observations of the world around us to explain why deeper scientific truths must indeed be a reality (and also why we take for granted some fairly remarkable things). A great book that makes we want to understand the universe better. Surely there can be no higher praise.