It's written by Tim Flannery, an Australian biologist and environmentalist with a very wide-ranging set of interests. I'm really pleased he's found so much to engage with.
Here's a sample passage:
"Marshall’s book focuses on the chemical research—from the first speculative insights made by brilliant minds to the complex experiments that have increasingly dominated the field—into life’s origins. It’s a fascinating and challenging story, and leavened with mini-biographies, the best of which are based on his own interviews with his subjects."
Read the whole review here