Ok, so it’s a science book, but as far as science books go, this is a pretty good one. I really enjoyed DeGrasse Tyson’s tone of voice, his easy, casual style, the way he broke down the complex into easy-to-understand bits of information. I kept shouting to my 10-year old son (who loves space) cool little nuggets of information, and he was as enthralled as I was.
Yes, you probably need to have at least some background in physics to understand everything, but you will also learn a lot, and there is nothing so arcane that you won’t be able to figure out. This is a great summary of the things that make our planet (and beyond!) so remarkable.