“Blending analysis and lyricism, Green’s engaging tale begins and ends in wonder, with illuminating, provocative, and, occasionally, heartbreaking stops in between. Always searching for underlying patterns in nature but also keenly aware of the fateful role of randomness, Green makes a convincing case that science is a uniquely human endeavor; the universe, a place that’s uniquely suited to human inquiry and imagination.”

Edwin Dobb, feature writer, Harper’sThe New York Times MagazineNational Geographic