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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything epub

by Bill Bryson


A Really Short History of Nearly Everything epub

ISBN: 0385614802

ISBN13: 978-0385614801

Author: Bill Bryson

Category: Science

Subcategory: History & Philosophy

Language: English

Publisher: Delacore Press (2008)

ePUB book: 1985 kb

FB2 book: 1915 kb

Rating: 4.2

Votes: 655

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A Short History of Nearly Everything. Published in the United States of America by andom House Large Print in association with Broadway Books, New York and simultaneously. That's a great deal to cover, of course, which is why the book is called A Short History of Nearly Everything, even though it isn't really. In either case, get ready for a really big bang. Naturally, you will wish to retire to a safe place to observe the spectacle. Unfortunately, there is nowhere to retire to because outside the singularity there is no where.

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It was one of the bestselling popular science books of 2005 in the United Kingdom, selling over 300,000 copies.

Start by marking A Short History of Nearly Everything as Want to Read . 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.

Start by marking A Short History of Nearly Everything as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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 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.

This is a book about how it happened-in particular how we went from there .

This is a book about how it happened-in particular how we went from there being nothing at all to there being something, and then how a little of that something turned into us, and also some of what happened in between and since. That’s a great deal to cover, of course, which is why the book is called A Short History of Nearly Everything, even though it isn’t really.

Enter the world of science as Bill Bryson unmasks the mysteries of the universe.

Bill Bryson's bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national .

Bill Bryson's bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. Another travel book, A Walk in the Woods, has become a major film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson. His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Royal Society's Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award.

I cannot begin to thank adequately those who helped me in the preparation of this book.

I cannot begin to thank adequately those who helped me in the preparation of this book

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One of my Top Ten favorite books. I re-read it every couple of years because it's jammed full of fascinating material. The material is scientific and informative, but written so well that it's never a tiresome read. In the last few years I've gotten away from giving wine or liquor as presents, and turned to giving books instead. (I'm old, as are many of my friends.) This one gets consistently great reviews.
My book club accidentally put the "really" in the title of the book they meant to choose, the adult version, "A Short History of Nearly Everything." I thoroughly enjoyed the young people's version. I learned a lot and re-learned things I'd forgotten from years-ago science classes. Plan to pass this along to my grandson. The book's two-page chapters make it perfect for a quick bedtime lesson or science report.
This book is a wonderful version of the adult version with the same title. The illustrations are wonderful and the format of brief discussions combined with illustrations is wonderful. I plan to give a copy of this book to all of my smart great nieces and nephews and the children of friends.
This book contains some great, good-humored images that help to explain really big ideas. Protein formation, the cosmos, and the connection between currents and weather patterns are just some of the concepts touched upon in attractive two-page spreads.
Our family is using the book as a "jumping off" point for my son's sixth grade science while in home school. He reads a spread and then hits the internet to research some key idea that has caught his fancy. He's been able to use some of the things he's learned in the book to connect to other content areas, too. For example, he commented that Greenland would probably be warmer if the Atlantic Ocean's salinity wasn't so high (He was thorough in his explanation, but it was quite involved for the purposes of this review).
I would highly recommend the book. It's got high-level concepts written in the perfect language for middle-schoolers to grasp.
I bought this copy for my grandson. It is a classic and beautifully written. Bryson takes complex scientific concepts and makes them easily accessible. I and my friends are big Bryson fans.
I hated school and studying as a kid. I read the adult version of this book and was amazed how much i learned from a very well presented version of the sciences. Bryson has such an inviting style of presentation he keeps you going.
I bought 3 copies for my grandchildren and they all are enjoying it now.
I Highly recommend this ineresting and very educational book.
Actually I got this book for my little 8 year old niece who is a history 'buff". She loved it. She even took this book to school for show and tell.
I had hoped to give this book to an older child, but when I received it found that it was not quite as mature as I had hoped. That said, it makes a wonderful gift for a curious child who is interested in the natural world and has many questions that a parent can't always answer. The book is approachable and understandable no matter how "difficult" the question. A good place to start discussions with your child.