How the World came to be is the story of the origins of planet Earth, told as simply and concisely as possible. Organised in six parts, each part is a necessary link in a chain of explanation that begins at the start of time.
- The Universe is expanding
- The Sun is a ball of gas
- Planet Earth is rocky
- Planet Earth is volcanic
- Planet Earth is atmospheric
- Planet Earth is wet
The explanation of ‘How the World came to be is’ approached in a facts-first way. A fact, that is either self-evident (e.g. the World is volcanic) or deduced very simply from the evidence (e.g. the Sun is a ball of gas), introduces each of the six parts of the book. These facts are then drawn out into explanations that aspire to be the ultimate distillation of its subject-matter – distilled to the point at which any further distillation would damage the coherence or sufficiency of the explanation.
Published in October 2012 and available from Amazon for £7.99.