Every one of us is made of stardust, explains John Gribbin in this dazzling book. Everything we see, touch, breathe and smell, nearly every molecule in our bodies, is the by-product of stars as they live and then die in spectacular explosions, scattering material across the universe which is recycled to become part of us.
It is only by understanding how stars are made and how they die that we can ever understand how we came into being. Taking us on an enthralling journey, John Gribbin shows us the scientific breakthroughs in the quest for our origins among the stars. With the raw materials for creating life all around us, he concludes, it is impossible to believe we are alone in the universe.