The first part of this fascinating book explores a wide selection of hot topics in science, taking many a good-humoured swipe at academic scientists and their "straight line thinking" along the way.
Then, drawing together strands of the best cutting edge research in fields as disparate as astronomy, anatomy, pathology and physics, the author creates a startling overview of reality, from earliest prehistory to the present day, that provides answers to many of the questions that baffle anthropologists and physicians about the human condition.
The insights from Part One inform the second part, which details a revolution in architectural theory and practice.
The design and structure of the 'biosphere' system, publicly hailed as "visionary" by academic experts in the field of The Built Environment, offers an appealing alternative to the much criticised bare brick, concrete and asphalt habitat in which we currently raise our children, together with unprecedented social, economic and health benefits.
No special scientific or medical knowledge is needed to enjoy this ground-breaking book.
"well written, humorous and interesting" -- Network Review