What A Wonderful World: One Man’s Attempt To Explain The Big Stuff
Alaskan-born David Vann is the international bestselling and prize-winning author of GoatMountain, the story of a man looking back on one weekend spent with his grandfather, father, and father’s best friend, when he was 11.
Set upon a remote, 640-acre ranch in Northern California, the story begins with the foursome setting off on their family’s annual deer hunt, then reaching the secure gate that leads on to the land the family has owned for generations.
Here they spot a poacher in the distance and the boy’s father shows his son the man through the manages to tread that line between being an out-and-out science geek and being able to transmit relatable anecdotes that make you wish you had paid a little more attention in science class at school (though few science classes will have been quite this accessible and humorous).
If you are one of those people who was never interested in molecules and photosynthesis back in the day, then give this little gem a go. With a perky narrative explaining how everything in the universe is connected, it will spark even the most dormant of curiosities hidden in your subconscious.
explores a whole heap of conundrums and enigmas from respiration and evolution right through to reproduction and computers.
Though sometimes a little confusing, Chown still