Sum and Substance leads you on a personal journey to a richer comprehension of your life; our universe, as revealed by science; and civilization, from the first humans to modern times. Richly illustrated and using language understandable by anyone who will try, the book offers the ambitious hope that if you spend eight hours reading it, you may learn more than in any other eight hours of your life.
The book first identifies where each of us fits in the universe, the use of the scientific method as the best way to understand reality, and a concise timeline of events beginning with the Big Bang. Next, we describe the path from the Big Bang to the appearance of modern humans. Third, we trace human history from the beginning to the present. Finally, we conclude by offering conjectures about the meaning of life and the possible futures of our beautiful planet Earth. $8.99 on Kindle.