How to Build a Universe: An Infinite Monkey Cage Adventure

How to Build a Universe: An Infinite Monkey Cage Adventure Review

The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms.



Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince muse on multifaceted subjects involved in building a universe, with pearls of wisdom from leading scientists and comedians peppered throughout.


Covering billions of concepts and conundrums, they tackle everything from the Big Bang to parallel universes, fierce creatures to extraterrestrial life, brain science to artificial intelligence. How to Build a Universe is an illuminating and inspirational celebration of science – sometimes silly, sometimes astounding and very occasionally facetious.

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  • Chris Harris

    An absolute delight. The good-humoured nature of the radio show translates easily to print, and Robin and Brian manage to start bickering through the medium of footnotes almost immediately. This is a ...

  • Erin

    There were times this made my eyes cross. But it was really really funny, and I wish I remembered all the really good quotes so that I could throw them in this review.Yes, I am a Prof Brian Cox fan, s...

  • Melinda

    If you are a fan of Brian Cox, and you havent listened to him doing the Infinite Monkey Cage series - you should. And if you are a fan and you are already enthralled with Infinite Monkey Cage series -...

  • G.R. Matthews

    I really enjoyed this book. So much so that I've decided to leave my current employment and attend university to get my BSc and then Phd in particle physics... might have to study maths a bit first, b...

  • Michael Legge

    Shame he dies in the end. ...

  • Jo

    I try to read something sciency every now and again because it's not a subject I'm terribly good with and I hope to attempt to educate myself. This was a great book for doing that although some of the...

  • Robin

    I really enjoyed this book...

  • Simon Fletcher

    An enjoyable lark of a read. Great for dipping in and out of. Ince provides the light relief to Cox's sometimes ponderous text....

  • VanessaRC

    It's a collection of snippets regarding different science topics seen or analized from different lenses. It may not be groundbreaking, but it brings the user closer to several different topics and law...

  • Aimee

    I love podcasts and I'm a sucker for those inevitable Christmas tie-in books, especially if (like this one) they are available as audiobooks. This one was a lot more dry than usual IMC episodes though...