This is not a book about answers, it is a book about questions. It is less about facts and figures than it is about conjecture and speculation. It is a view of Man as a species from a new and radical perspective. As well as being a consideration of the spectacular career of this particular ape and its place in the world or lack of it, along the way it takes in the history of the universe from the 'Bang to the present and beyond and has a sideways look at life, evolution, science, religion and much more. You will not agree with everything in this book - you may not agree with any of it - but the book is not intended to tell you what to think but simply to get you thinking and to give you a few things to think about.