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Short History of Nearly Everything

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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey — into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail — well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: 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. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it 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. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

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About the Author

BILL BRYSON'S Bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, I’m a Stranger Here Myself, In A Sunburned Country, Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Bill Bryson's African Diary, and A Short History of Nearly Everything. He lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385660044
Author:
Bryson, Bill
Publisher:
Anchor Canada
Subject:
General science
Subject:
science;history;non-fiction;popular science;humor;physics;history of science;evolution;geology;biology;natural history;astronomy;chemistry;cosmology;reference;nature;bryson;bill bryson;earth;general science;travel;universe;essays;funny;anthropology;world
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20040914
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.05 x 1.2 in 1.2 lb

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