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A short history of nearly everything

  • 4.14 ·
  • 85 Ratings
  • 626 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading
  • 114 Have read

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

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Broadway Books
Language
English
Pages
544

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Cover of: Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles
Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles
2020, Olympus
in Dutch
Cover of: Une histoire de tout, ou presque ...
Une histoire de tout, ou presque ...
2011-05, Petite Biblio Payot
in French
Cover of: Une histoire de tout ou presque
Une histoire de tout ou presque
2007-01-01, Éd. France loisirs
Cover of: Una breve historia de casi todo
Una breve historia de casi todo
2006, RBA
hardcover in Spanish
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2005, Broadway Books
in English
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2004, Black Swan
in English
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2004, Broadway Books
in English
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
2003, Broadway Books
in English
Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2003, Broadway Books
in English

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