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Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Kate Ayers

Thank goodness Bill Bryson has an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Here I thought he just walked all over the world and then wrote about it fortunately not. I've read about half a dozen of his books: A WALK IN THE WOODS, NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND, NOTES FROM A BIG COUNTRY, NEITHER HERE NOR THERE, even a dictionary he wrote. Not one of them failed to elicit embarrassing giggles, often at highly ... Read full review

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i ate tooo much corn dogs

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A wonderful journey through many scientific achievers and their works. I enjoy sharing this book with friends and family.

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Wow, amazing
Great great book that is well researched and well written. Everyone should read this book. Opens up a new found admiration for science and scientists . Lord kelvin is my hero

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One of the most inspiring books I've ever read
Makes you realize how little we know about the world we live in and how fascinating the people attempting to discover this knowledge really are.

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Although Mr. Bryson annoyingly throws a very short list of words around in perpetuity in what appears to be an attempt to appear enlightened, or heavily influenced by 'proper english', this book is an enlightening and enjoyable read. I would also recommend the unabridged audiobook version (not read by the author). 

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The best book I've read in the past 5 years. A must for anyone interested in science.

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This is what the old testament would read like were it about science.

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A truly enjoyable read for anybody interested in science or natural history. I particularly enjoyed the anecdotes showing what 'characters' some of history's greatest science people were. Bryson also does an impressive job in conveying the meaning of how big or small certain numbers really are... no easy task.
The book loses its rhythm a bit in the last few chapters on biology and human evolution, but a small price to pay for a great read.
 

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Fantastic read, accessible and entertaining.

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