Trees, human beings, all of life is locked in a battle with entropy, with death and eventual chaos. Thus, I have aptly titled my book The Battle for Existence. I trace the beginnings of the universe through history until the present day. I do t simply echo creation stories or slightly revise them. Rather, I try to give a fresh, new orignal answer to a question that has t been answered since man existed, namely: how did the universe form and even more importantly why did it form? I trace the battle though history, for history is thing but the record of humanities biggest failures-as well as the source of its greatest inspiration to finally win the battle. This book is suitable for ages 14 and up.