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A Short History of Nearly Everything - Illustrated, A (Hardback)
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A Short History of Nearly Everything - Illustrated, A (Hardback)

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In the bestselling, prize-winning "A Short History of Nearly Everything", Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the world of science both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. Now, in this glorious new illustrated edition, everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization is even more vividly brought to life with stunning full-colour photographs, drawings, portraits, and cartoons.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780385609616
Number of pages: 624
Weight: 2016 g
Dimensions: 264 x 214 x 38 mm
Edition: Illustrated edition

"Stylish [and] stunningly accurate prose. We learn what the material world is like from the smallest quark to the largest galaxy and at all the levels in between . . . brims with strange and amazing facts . . . destined to become a modern classic of science writing."
--"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."
--"Seattle Times
"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."
--"National Post
"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."
--"Ottawa Citizen
"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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“A Short History of Nearly Everything”

I can never say enough good things about a Bill Bryson book; I simply love his writing style. However despite having adored all of his travel and literary books so far I have looked at this one for a long while,... More

Paperback edition
1st December 2013
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Teresa at Bath

“Packed full of interesting facts and funny anecdotes - this book makes science fun”

I picked this up on the recommendation of a colleague after I said I wanted to start reading more non-fiction.

I cannot fault the depth and breadth of information in this book, particularly for a new reader of... More

Paperback edition
26th December 2015
Helpful? Upvote 63


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

Paperback edition
10th March 2010
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