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A short history of nearly everything

Special illustrated ed.
  • 4.14 ·
  • 63 Ratings
  • 326 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading
  • 81 Have read
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Publisher
Broadway Books
Language
English
Pages
624

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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.

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A short history of nearly everything
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2005, Laguna
in Serbian
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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
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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, Anchor Canada
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A short history of nearly everything
2003, Broadway Books
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 596-616) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
500
Library of Congress
Q162 .B88 2005, Q162.B88 2005

The Physical Object

Pagination
624 p. :
Number of pages
624

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24371703M
ISBN 10
0767923227
ISBN 13
9780307885159
LCCN
2005283719
OCLC/WorldCat
62169830
Goodreads
3870

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