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Bryson's ability to be engaging, comprehensive and accurate is nothing short of spectacular. His weaving together of scientist, discovery, personality and facts makes for a superbly readable book that really does deliver on its title - it really is a short history of nearly everything! With the basic knowledge he conveys, you could pick any one of the topics and delve much more deeply with relative ease. 

Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

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

Great work by a writer!! It made me actually come online and review it!! (Which I never bothered to do before)

User Review  - Flipkart

Have to say this....do not judge this book based on Abhi's review. This book is not an encyclopaedia. It is a short history. Just that. Bill Bryson is a well known author known for his humorous and ... Read full review

Great book for a general overview of Science

User Review  - chaitanya borate - Flipkart

First, I would like readers to ignore the negative review by 'Abhi' (http://www.flipkart.com/reviews/RV65ZC7BS1CZ8ITUZ). He focuses on the little factual errors in the book, shooting down a great ... Read full review

Great Read.

User Review  - Yogesh AM - Flipkart

Delivery was quick. Packaging was good. Book in good condition. Quality of the paper, print etc is genuine. Mind blowing book. Anybody who is curious about how things are and why they are a certain ... Read full review

good book

User Review  - smsanthosh - Flipkart

great book but Need some knowledge before reading... Excellent service by flipkart... good one.. Thank you Read full review

Interesting Read

User Review  - Vikas Singh - Flipkart

Very nice book and entertaining to read. Very nice compilation of world history in a non academic but informative format. Good for a ground level of GK. Read full review

a must read- if you are normal human made of cells (best for satiating curiosity)

User Review  - atul - Flipkart

I was not willing to write anything ( some microbes evolved lazy),but I am forced to, as one of the comment below has called this book insane. and I will not tell about the fun of reading it,that's up ... Read full review

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User Review  - Manny - Goodreads

A Short History of Goodreads Surveys show that nearly 40% of all Americans believe the history of literature started in 2007, when Amazon sold the first Kindle; indeed, Amazon Fundamentalists hold it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dayanand Prabhu - Goodreads

I finished this book in little over a week. 570 Pages of pure unadulterated trivia. One might argue that this isn't a science book. You see Bill is no scientist, but he is a storyteller, a very good ... Read full review


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