A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson
4.1/5 (336974 ratings)
In Bryson's 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 archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has 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.
Language
English
Pages
544
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Release
September 14, 2004
ISBN
076790818X
ISBN 13
9780767908184

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson
4.1/5 (336974 ratings)
In Bryson's 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 archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has 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.
Language
English
Pages
544
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Release
September 14, 2004
ISBN
076790818X
ISBN 13
9780767908184

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