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Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

User Review  - Richard Maddocks - Goodreads

I wanted to love it because I thought the premise was so interesting. I felt the book jumped from mind mindbogglingly fascinating to mind mindbogglingly dull and back then back again. I should add ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

I was happy to walk around immersed in ideas that I haven't thought too much about since college, but I think I would have been happier with a deeper dive on any of the many subjects discussed. It's ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

User Review  - Brody - Goodreads

Good educational book on pretty much what the title says: nearly everything. The author is a bit snarky at times, but I guess some of that snark keeps the book somewhat interesting, considering this is a basically an abridged text book. Read full review

Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

User Review  - Terry - Goodreads

It's a good book and an interesting read, but I felt he failed to live up to it's reputation. I was hoping for a more chronological history of how we got here and the science behind it. Instead this ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

User Review  - Andrej Karpathy - Goodreads

This is an ambitious book covering the history and development of ideas from a very wide range of topics pertaining to how we (humans) got here. Bryson starts all the way with the big bang, to the ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

User Review  - Isaac - Goodreads

Low 3 stars. Good information and well written but with so many different people coming in and out of the story it become harder to follow. I may have done better if I had taken a little more time with it. Read full review

Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

User Review  - Jason Willson - Goodreads

A brief wandering through the human understanding of everything. Title says it all. The text is litered with caveat lector regarding the accuracy or uncertainty of facts the books put forward, which ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

User Review  - Stewart Mitchell - Goodreads

I never was very good at science. I couldn't grasp some of the concepts or, most often, I couldn't be bothered to try. I guess the same applies to this book. Which isn't to say that I didn't ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

User Review  - Pritish Mukherjee - Goodreads

Slightly overrated. Please do not get me wrong. The book is great to read in parts. However, my interest was piqued only for a few chapters. The ones dealing in paleontology and the later chapter on ... Read full review

Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

User Review  - Milan Žila - Goodreads

I went for the audiobook and at over 18 hours I wasn't sure I will finish it. But it was worth it. So much interesting information, I wish I could remember it all. Apart from many facts there are many ... Read full review


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