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

Buy this book

When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission.

Last edited by ImportBot
September 16, 2021 | History

A short history of nearly everything

1st trade pbk. ed.
  • 4.19
  • 52 Ratings
  • 211 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading
  • 67 Have read

This edition was published in by Broadway Books in New York.

Written in English

544 pages

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

Read more

Previews available in: English

Edition Availability
Cover of: A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
May 16, 2017, Random House Audio
audio cd
Cover of: A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
2010, Transworld
E-book in English
Cover of: Breve História de Quase Tudo
Breve História de Quase Tudo
2009, Bertrand Editora
in Portuguese
Cover of: A Short History of Nearly Everything: Library Edition
A Short History of Nearly Everything: Library Edition
Oct 01, 2007, Findaway World Llc
Cover of: Una breve historia de casi todo / A Short History of Nearly Everything
Una breve historia de casi todo / A Short History of Nearly Everything
November 1, 2006, Rba
Hardcover in Spanish / español - Ill edition
Cover of: A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
October 2006, Anchor Canada
in English - Illustrated Edition
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2005, Broadway Books
in English - Special illustrated ed.
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2005, Broadway Books
in English - Special illustrated ed.
Cover of: Una breve historia de casi todo ( A Brief Story of Nearly Everything) (Bolsillo)
Una breve historia de casi todo ( A Brief Story of Nearly Everything) (Bolsillo)
September 1, 2005, RBA
Paperback in Spanish / español
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2004, Broadway Books
in English - 1st trade pbk. ed.
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
Cover of: A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
2004, Black Swan
Paperback in English
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2004, Broadway Books
in English - 1st trade pbk. ed.
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2004, Anchor Canada
in English
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2003, Random House Large Print
in English - 1st large print ed.
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2003, Doubleday Canada
in English
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2003, Broadway Books
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2003, Broadway Books
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: A Short History of Nearly Everything
A Short History of Nearly Everything
2003, Broadway Books
Electronic resource in English
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything [Talking book].
A short history of nearly everything [Talking book].
Publish date unknown, Corgi.
in English

Add another edition?

A short history of nearly everything

First published in 2003



Work Description

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

A short history of nearly everything

1st trade pbk. ed.

This edition was published in by Broadway Books in New York.


Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
500
Library of Congress
Q162 .B88 2004, Q162 .B88 2003, Q162.B88 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 544 p. ;
Number of pages
544

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23115638M
ISBN 10
096573840X, 076790818X, 0767908171
ISBN 13
9780767908184, 9780767908177
LC Control Number
2004110288, 2011380228, 2003046006
Library Thing
852
Goodreads
21

Community Reviews (0)

Feedback?
No community reviews have been submitted for this work.

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
September 16, 2021 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
March 29, 2021 Edited by a library user Update covers
March 29, 2021 Edited by a library user Added new cover
March 29, 2021 Edited by a library user Edited without comment.
February 18, 2009 Created by ImportBot Imported from San Francisco Public Library MARC record.