A Short History of Nearly Everything

Front Cover
Doubleday Canada, 2005 - Culture - 624 pages
34 Reviews
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 — and, if possible, answer — 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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

It shows great curiosity on the part of the writer. - Flipkart
The illustrated version is great for its rare pictures. - Flipkart
His witty writing keeps you glued to the book. - Flipkart
Research of roughly five years put in a fat book. - Flipkart

Excellent book

User Review  - cookiemoves13 - Overstock.com

Bill Bryson writes in a very interesting way and this is my favorite of his books. Read full review

Simply Fascinating !

User Review  - Kunal Chawla - Flipkart

Frankly speaking, I had always been curious about reading this book, but never bought it, thinking that it would be as complex and dull (sorry Stephen Hawking) as "The Theory of Everything". But last ... Read full review

All 2 reviews »

About the author (2005)

Bill Bryson’s bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, I’m a Stranger Here Myself, and In A Sunburned Country. He lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and children.

Bibliographic information