A Short History of Nearly Everything
One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body 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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Everything Author of/1 Wall: in 1/10 Woods and In a Sunburned Cnunlry A Short
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In Australia: the Reverend Robert Evans of Hazelbrook, New South Wales; Alan
Thorne and Victoria Bennett of the Australian National University in Canberra;
Louise Burke and John Hawley of Canberra; Anne Milne of the Sydney Morning ...
Pluto in Christy's photograph is saint and fuzzy—a piece of cosmic lint—and its
moon is not the romantically backlit, crisply delineated companion orb you would
get in a National Geographic painting, but rather just a tiny and extremely ...
Considering the frequency with which they turn up at seminal events in
eighteenth-century science, remarkably little is known about either man. No
likenesses exist and few written references. Of Dixon the Dictionary of National
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Review: A Short History of Nearly EverythingUser Review - Kamesh Chivukula - Goodreads
A great book on the history off science from a master story teller. After reading this book I was Grief stricken for not choosing science as a career of choice. After reading the paper back, I brought ... Read full review
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What an awesome book! I loved Bryson's humor scattered throughout, and I loved how he was able to make very complicated scientific concepts simple enough for a layperson to understand without once being condescending about it. Everyone should read this! Read full review
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