A Short History of Nearly Everything

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Doubleday Canada, Limited, 2005 - Culture - 624 pages
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This brand-new edition of the colossal bestseller is lavishly illustrated to convey, in pictures as in words, Bill Bryson's exciting, informative journey into the world of science.

In this acclaimed bestseller, beloved author Bill Bryson confronts his greatest challenge yet: to understand ó and, if possible, answer ó the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. The result is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it.

Now, in this handsome new edition, Bill Bryson's words are supplemented by full-colour artwork that explains in visual terms the concepts and wonder of science, at the same time giving face to the major players in the world of scientific study. Eloquently and entertainingly described, as well as lavishly illustrated, science has never been more involving or entertaining.

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User Review  - Diane - Goodreads

I must admit that science is not my strong suit -- I've always been more of a Humanities gal. In high school, I had to work harder in my biology and chemistry classes, whereas English, history and ... Read full review


User Review  - AKHIL V - Flipkart

It is a great book , covering all the field of science. Especially recommendable for guys interested in science. really a good reading experience. The author has the ability to invite reader's ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Bill Brysonís bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, Iím a Stranger Here Myself, and In A Sunburned Country. He lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and children.

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