A Series of Fortunate Events

Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? A Series of Fortunate Events tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world.

From an extremely improbable asteroid impact, to the wild gyrations of the Ice Age, to invisible accidents in our parents' gonads, we are all here through an astonishing series of fortunate events. It is shocking just how many things - any of which might never have occurred - had to happen in certain ways for any of us to exist. 

Drawing inspiration from Monty Python, Kurt Vonnegut, and other great thinkers, and crafted by one of today's most accomplished science storytellers, A Series of Fortunate Events is an irresistibly entertaining and thought-provoking account of one of the most important but least appreciated facts of life: the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world.

224 pages.
Measures 14.61 x 1.91 x 21.59 cm.

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