David Bercovici is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Yale University. He is the recipient of numerous awards, a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is an expert in planetary physics and studies the origin of plate tectonics, the deep interior of the Earth, and how volcanoes work.
"A sort of greatest hits package of the history of the
universe."-How It Works
"The author writes with a light touch and a gift for explaining complex science in understandable terms. If you find scientific conversations going over your head, then this is for you."-Chris Nancollas, The Tablet
Included on the 2017 Best Book List by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
"We are stardust. David Bercovici's 'pocket guide' to the Universe unpacks that beautiful truth and explains what made our planet special. Here are one hundred pages that are rich with discovery and perspective."-Sean B. Carroll, author of The Serengeti Rules
"Clear, concise, comprehensive, and written with verve and a sense of humor, The Origins of Everything is a delightful journey through time from the big bang to the present day."-Doug Macdougall, author of Frozen Earth
"You cannot help but love Bercovici for unfolding the story of the universe in what feels like a friendly conversation over a glass of wine. His self-effacing humor belies a world-class depth of expertise."-Linda Elkins-Tanton, director of School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University