Another tie in book for a BBC series by Brian Cox. This time he is looking at the biological phenomena that is life.
As with his other books on the solar system and the wonders of the universe, the photos are stunning. It is written in a clear and non technical style and in the same short passages with photos, diagrams and other visual explanations.
I think though that he had a little assistance on this, and there is a co author, and biology is not he specialist subject. He does manage to squeeze in picture of stars (where carbon is first formed), and the odd telescope.
Well worth reading, but not quite as good as his others.