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A short history of nearly everything 11 editions

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

11 editions First published in 2003

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A Short History of Nearly Everything
2010, Transworld
E-book in English
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A short history of nearly everything
2005, Broadway Books
in English - Special illustrated ed.
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A short history of nearly everything
2004, Broadway Books
in English - 1st trade pbk. ed.
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A Short History of Nearly Everything
2004, Black Swan
Paperback in English
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Cover of: A short history of nearly everything
A short history of nearly everything
2004, Broadway Books
in English - 1st trade pbk. ed.
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A short history of nearly everything
2004, Anchor Canada
in English
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A Short History of Nearly Everything
2003, Broadway Books
Electronic resource in English
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A short history of nearly everything
2003, Doubleday Canada
in English
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A short history of nearly everything
2003, Broadway Books
in English - 1st ed.
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A short history of nearly everything [Talking book].
Publish date unknown, Corgi.
in English

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