I got this book yesterday and the initial reaction was fascinating! The book has been divided into several parts based on the chronological basis. It starts a little after big bang, right about the time when the earth was merely a hot gas ball. I find the pace of the writing absolutely appropriate. As the events progress, the scientific facts has been very easily explained. Most of all, the illustrations are amazing. I could not expect a book to be so in depth in it's study without sounding too technical with so many pictures.
This book is an asset. The illustrations are even better than some of the coffee table books. MUST BUY!!