A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition
This new edition of the acclaimed bestseller is lavishly illustrated to convey, in pictures as in words, Bill Bryson’s exciting, informative journey into the world of science. In A Short History of Nearly Everything, beloved author Bill Bryson confronts his greatest challenge yet: to... show more
This new edition of the acclaimed bestseller is lavishly illustrated to convey, in pictures as in words, Bill Bryson’s exciting, informative journey into the world of science.
In A Short History of Nearly Everything, beloved author Bill Bryson confronts his greatest challenge yet: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as his 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. The result 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.
Now, in this handsome new edition, Bill Bryson’s words are supplemented by full-color artwork that explains in visual terms the concepts and wonder of science, at the same time giving face to the major players in the world of scientific study. Eloquently and entertainingly described, as well as richly illustrated, science has never been more involving or entertaining.
Publish date: 2010-10-05
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
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,...
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...
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!
Fantastic overview of the world designed to be consumed by science and non-science people alike. I feel quite small.
"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...