A Short History Of Nearly Everything

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Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization – how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us.

Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know. How do we know what is in the centre of the Earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out?

On his travels through time and space, he encounters a splendid collection of astonishingly eccentric, competitive, obsessive and foolish scientists, like the painfully shy Henry Cavendish who worked out many conundrums like how much the Earth weighed, but never bothered to tell anybody about many of his findings. In the company of such extraordinary people, Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2874 KB
  • Print Length: 692 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital; New Ed edition (23 Jan. 2010)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0035OC7VI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

To take on a title like this, is a fearless examination of his talent

 on 1 September 2017
By alistair allen
Bill Bryson is well known for his travelogs he is a gifted writer a tenet ,the ability to put any topic or subject in laymans termanology,a teacher if you need to pidgeon hole him.To take on a title like this,is a fearless examination of his talent.He seems to pinpoint all relevent subject matter,especoally when venturing towards Quantem and scientific history.Everyone can learn, and consume lots of explainable details.He is up there with contempery’s like.Peter Ackroyd.Great read..

Easy to ready and to get a new understand of …

 on 27 August 2017
By Rebecca Reviewer
Easy to ready and to get a new understand of our universe. Bryson makes the science interesting and relatable. As always very witty and funny writing.

very readable

 on 18 July 2017
By Ross
Very readable, as always with Bryson. Lost one point as i would have liked a bit more emphasis on the scientific and less on the biographical.

Brilliant!

 on 23 August 2017
By Landscombe
Just started this, having bought it on a friend’s recommendation. So far can’t put it down. It’s funny and really interesting. A must read.

Go grab you a copy

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 on 7 April 2017
By Darren Ramsay
Still reading but it’s super interesting and insightful! I think everyone should read this book as it makes senseless sense. And answers a lot of the questions you ask yourself about the world!

Bryson is always good value

 on 5 August 2017
By L. Cohen
Not THAT short tbh. And there’s loads of things that aren’t included. But good for youngsters as a primer about the world.

Five Stars

 on 26 August 2017
By A. Rodriguez-Veglio
Fascinating from beginning to end. So much research imparting so much knowledge – and learning for the reader.

… next on my list – Bill Bryson is an amazing

 on 8 September 2017
By Norma Small
Not read it as yet but is next on my list – Bill Bryson is an amazing author

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