Just finished "The Forces of Nature" by Brian Cox, an amazing book and highly recommend.
I loved this quote at the end - so poetic coming from a physicist:
"Our planet is vanishingly small in the vastness, which implies that each of us is also vanishlingly small. We must come to terms with being of no cosmic significance, and this means jettisoning our personal and collective egos and valuing what we have. We can no longer assume the platform of gods, or dream of a unique place in their hearts. Science has forced us to look fixedly into an infinite universe, and its volume dilutes special pleading to a vanishingly small and pathetic whimper. And yet what's left is better. No monument to the gods is as magnificent as the story of our planet; of the origin and evolution of life on the rare earth and the rise of a fledgling civilisation taking its first steps into the dark. We stand related to every one of Darwin's endless, most beautiful forms, each of us connected at some branch in the unbroken chain of life stretching back 4 billion years... We are on our own, and as the dominant intellect we are responsible for our panet in its magnificent and fragile entirety." - Professor Brian Cox, The Forces of Nature.