Cover of: A short history of nearly everything | Bill Bryson

About the Book

A Short History of Nearly Everything by American author Bill Bryson is a popular science book that explains some areas of science, using easily accessible language that appeals more so to the general public than many other books dedicated to the subject. It was one of the bestselling popular science books of 2005 in the United Kingdom, selling over 300,000 copies.

A Short History deviates from Bryson's popular travel book genre, instead describing general sciences such as chemistry, paleontology, astronomy, and particle physics. In it, he explores time from the Big Bang to the discovery of quantum mechanics, via evolution and geology.

Bill Bryson wrote this book because he was dissatisfied with his scientific knowledge—that was, not much at all. He writes that science was a distant, unexplained subject at school. Textbooks and teachers alike did not ignite the passion for knowledge in him, mainly because they never delved in the whys, hows, and whens.

The ebook can be found elsewhere on the web at:
http://www.huzheng.org/bookstore/AShortHistoryofNearlyEverything.pdf

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
500
Library of Congress
Q162 .B88 2004

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 544 p. ;
Number of pages
544

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23115638M
Internet Archive
shorthistoryofne00brys
ISBN 10
096573840X, 076790818X, 0767908171
ISBN 13
9780767908184, 9780767908177, 9780965738408
LC Control Number
2004110288
Library Thing
852
Goodreads
21

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