The is the first book in a Universe Story Trilogy that tells the story from the Big Bang to today. Born With a Bang tells the story of the birth of the universe through the formation of the solar system. The series is targeted for the elementary level, but is used in colleges and by adults who want to learn the most recent science in a simple, easy to understand format. Each book in the series includes a story section, timeline, science concept section and glossary. Book 1 was endorsed by Leon Lederman (Nobel Laureate in Physics), Gillian Knapp (Princeton Astrophysicist), Edgar Mitchell (astronaut), Thomas Berry (cultural historian), Brian Swimme (Evolutionary Philosopher) and numerous others. Includes essays by Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme.