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A Short History of Nearly Everything

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ISBN-10: 0552997048

ISBN-13: 9780552997041

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bill Bryson

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Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely in his own study at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERTHING is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization- how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us.Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as how we know what we…    
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Book details

List price: $18.60
Publisher: Black Swan
Publication date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 686
Size: 4.16" wide x 6.81" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 0.242