A Short History of Nearly Everything - Illustrated, A (Hardback)Bill Bryson (author)
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Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 2016 g
Dimensions: 264 x 214 x 38 mm
Edition: Illustrated edition
--"The New York Times
"Bryson has made a career writing hilarious travelogues, and in many ways his latest is more of the same, except that this time Bryson hikes through the world of science."
"Bryson is surprisingly precise, brilliantly eccentric and nicely eloquent . . . a gifted storyteller has dared to retell the world's biggest story."
"Hefty, highly researched and eminently readable."
--Simon Winchester, "The Globe and Mail
"All non-scientists (and probably many specialized scientists, too) can learn a great deal from his lucid and amiable explanations."
"Bryson is a terrific stylist. You can't help but enjoy his writing, for its cheer and buoyancy, and for the frequent demonstration of his peculiar, engaging turn of mind."
"Wonderfully readable. It is, in the best sense, learned."
--"Winnipeg Free Press
"[A Short History of Nearly Everything] is a crash course in the basics of climatology, chemistry, biology, botany, geology and physics. Bryson's enthusiasm is infectious, his explanations simple. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to get them."
--"The Citizen's Weekly
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I picked this up on the recommendation of a colleague after I said I wanted to start reading more non-fiction.
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Bill Bryson gives the reader in this book exactly what it says in the front. It`s a short history of everything. I enjoyed reading about the science and the scientist behind the science. He makes it fun to read about... More
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