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A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
A Short History of Nearly Everything
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One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he... show more
One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780385674508 (0385674503)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
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4.0 A Short History of Nearly Everything
BLUF: Pick this up.Plot: A Short History of Nearly Everything is exactly as its’ title suggests. This text takes us from the beginning of time to our current position – all in laymen terms.Topics include: The solar system, geology, all things Earth, atoms, plants, dinosaurs, extinction of dinosaurs,...
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4.5 A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's summation of life, the universe, and everything, a nice little easy-reading science book containing an overview of things every earthling should be aware of.As I've repeatedly mentioned over the years, every time one of the casual-readers tells m...
Ellen Allen Writes
Ellen Allen Writes rated it
4.0 A Short History of Nearly Everything
I've been wanting to read this for ages and it didn't disappoint. It was mostly very clear and easy to understand and in places, very amusing!
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
4.0 A Short History of Nearly Everything
Fantastic overview of the world designed to be consumed by science and non-science people alike. I feel quite small.
Bloodorange
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5.0 A Short History of Nearly Everything
"If this book has a lesson, it is that we are awfully lucky to be here." An excellent and humbling book. Yet be warned: while listening to it, I've been wondering in a daze, asking my more biologically, paleonthologically, geographically minded friends the bizarrest questions. This might happen to y...
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