Here the author of the New York Times Notable Book Adam’s Navel sets out to open our eyes to the miraculous events—from the astronomical to the biological—that underlie the oldest story on Earth: the passing of a single day.
"The idea behind Apollo's Fire is to wander through time, calling up fragments of science, mythology and literature while exploring the relationship between human beings and daylight as the sun moves through the sky.... This sort of weaving together of science and the more humane aspects of nature is what makes this book so interesting.... Because it skips so quickly from point to point, Apollo's Fire isn't the sort of book you'd pick up to learn science or mythology. I see it much more as one you'd keep at your side on a lazy summer day, dipping in occasionally as you undertake a leisurely contemplation of the world around you."—Washington Post