If you're wondering where we are going as a species, and what our place is on the planet, then this book is for you. I was truly moved by it, and it left me more in awe than ever about our fragile existence here on planet earth. I've added it to my "must read" list, where only a few books have found their place recently. It suggests ways in which we might move forward without destroying ourselves and the planet. Wilson covers a range of ideas in the book, beautifully strung together one after the other from preservation of biodiversity to problems posed by religious and political fanaticism to the remote probability of possible encounters with life beyond earth, and more.