Click here to skip to this page's main content.

New to the Open Library? — Learn how it works
Last edited by Mek
August 7, 2017 | History

A Short History of Nearly Everything 10 editions

Cover of: A Short History of Nearly Everything by 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

Places

10 editions First published in 2003

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

History Created October 16, 2009 · 15 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

August 7, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subjects: Open Library Staff Picks
July 22, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subject: In library
July 19, 2017 Edited by Darby Edited without comment.
November 19, 2016 Edited by Mek added ebook pdf link and description
October 16, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page