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Short History of Nearly Everything

ISBN-10: 076790818X
ISBN-13: 9780767908184
Edition: 2003
Authors: Bill Bryson
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 9/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on December 8, 1951. In 1973, Bryson went backpacking in England, where he eventually decided to settle. He wrote for the English newspapers The Times and The Independent, as well as supplementing his income by writing travel articles. Bryson moved back to the States in 1995. His first travel book, The Lost Continent, chronicles a trip in his mother's Chevy around small town America. Since then, he has written several more travelogues about the U. K. and the U. S., including bestsellers, A Walk in the Woods, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, and In a Sunburned Country. His other books include: Bill Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe, Made in America, The Mother Tongue, Bill Bryson's African Diary, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Walk About, and Seeing Further: The Story of Science, Discovery, the Genius of the Royal Society.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Lost in the Cosmos
How to Build a Universe
Welcome to the Solar System
The Reverend Evans's Universe
The Size of the Earth
The Measure of Things
The Stone-Breakers
Science Red in Tooth and Claw
Elemental Matters
A New Age Dawns
Einstein's Universe
The Mighty Atom
Getting the Lead Out
Muster Mark's Quarks
The Earth Moves
Dangerous Planet
Bang!
The Fire Below
Dangerous Beauty
Life Itself
Lonely Planet
Into the Troposphere
The Bounding Main
The Rise of Life
Small World
Life Goes On
Good-bye to All That
The Richness of Being
Cells
Darwin's Singular Notion
The Stuff of Life
The Road to us
Ice Time
The Mysterious Biped
The Restless Ape
Good-bye
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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