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Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Kate Ayers

Thank goodness Bill Bryson has an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Here I thought he just walked all over the world and then wrote about it fortunately not. I've read about half a dozen of his books: A WALK IN THE WOODS, NOTES FROM A SMALL ISLAND, NOTES FROM A BIG COUNTRY, NEITHER HERE NOR THERE, even a dictionary he wrote. Not one of them failed to elicit embarrassing giggles, often at highly ... Read full review

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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. 

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