A Short History of Nearly Everything
Score: 4
From 142 Ratings

A Short History of Nearly Everything


  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Release Date : 2003-05-06
  • Genre: World
  • File Size: 8878958 Bytes


One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his 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. 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...

A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition
Score: 4
From 292 Ratings

A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition


  • Author: Bill Bryson
  • Release Date : 2003-05-06
  • Genre: World
  • File Size: 82330336 Bytes


This new edition of the acclaimed bestseller is lavishly illustrated to convey, in pictures as in words, Bill Bryson’s exciting, informative journey into the world of science.In A Short History of Nearly Everything, the bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body, confronts his greatest challenge yet: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as his 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. The result is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, a...

A Short History of Nearly Everything  Special Illustrated Edition
Score: 4
From 3,452 Ratings

A Short History of Nearly Everything Special Illustrated Edition


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2010-11-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307885166


A Short History of Nearly Everything Special Illustrated Edition Book Description :

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his 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. 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 himself to...

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2020-10-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241451953


A Really Short History of Nearly Everything Book Description :

The extraordinary Bill Bryson takes us from the Big Bang to the dawn of science in this book about basically everything. Ever wondered how we got from nothing to something? Or thought about how we can weigh the earth? Or wanted to reach the edge of the universe? Uncover the mysteries of time, space and life on earth in this extraordinary book - a journey from the centre of the planet to the dawn of the dinosaurs, and everything in between. And discover our own incredible journey, from single cell to civilisation, including the brilliant (and sometimes very bizarre) scientists who helped us find out the how and why. Adapted from A Short History of Nearly Everything, the ground-breaking bestseller, this book is stunningly illustrated throughout, and ac...

A Short History of Nearly Everything   10th Anniversary Edition

A Short History of Nearly Everything 10th Anniversary Edition


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Black Swan
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 055277913X


A Short History of Nearly Everything 10th Anniversary Edition Book Description :

Now revised and updated to take in the major scientific developments of the past decade, A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's classic quest to find out 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. Winner of the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communcation Prize, it became a huge bestseller, and remains one of the most popular science books of all time. Bill Bryson's challenge was to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there wasn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in scienc...

Summary

Summary


  • Author : Ryan Dawson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-08-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1724795481


Summary Book Description :

Bryson describes graphically and in layperson's terms the size of the universe and that of atoms and subatomic particles. He then explores the history of geology and biology and traces life from its first appearance to today's modern humans, placing emphasis on the development of the modern Homo sapiens. Furthermore, he discusses the possibility of the Earth being struck by a meteorite and reflects on human capabilities of spotting a meteor before it impacts the Earth, and the extensive damage that such an event would cause. He also describes some of the most recent destructive disasters of volcanic origin in the history of our planet, including Krakatoa and Yellowstone National Park.A large part of the book is devoted to relating humorous stories ab...

A Short History of Nearly Everything
Score: 4
From 3,452 Ratings

A Short History of Nearly Everything


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385660044


A Short History of Nearly Everything Book Description :

One of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his 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. 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 himself to a host of the w...

A Short History of  Nearly  Everything Paranormal

A Short History of Nearly Everything Paranormal


  • Author : Terje G. Simonsen
  • Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786784087


A Short History of Nearly Everything Paranormal Book Description :

The book on the paranormal, endorsed by consciousness experts as the best introduction to psychic phenomena, offering the latest scientific research as well as highly compelling anecdotes. "Superb survey of the paranormal ... Although serious in content, it is written in a light, often humorous, style which is a delight to read. As someone who has myself made a lifelong study of the paranormal, I cannot recommend it highly enough." – New York Times bestselling author Herbie Brennan This is the most entertaining and broad survey of the paranormal ever made, combining forgotten lore, evidence from parapsychological experiments and the testament of scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, psychologists, physicists and philosophers, and also quite ...

A Walk in the Woods
Score: 3.5
From 4,170 Ratings

A Walk in the Woods


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-08
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307717836


A Walk in the Woods Book Description :

A classic from the New York Times bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Body. Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes—and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic silliness of his fellow human beings. For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along for the walk. Despite Katz's overwhelming desire to find cozy restaurants, he and Bryson eventually settle into their stride, and while ...

The Body
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

The Body


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385685757


The Body Book Description :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY Maclean's • The Washington Post • USA Today • Indigo Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you sta...

Neither Here Nor There
Score: 3
From 2,202 Ratings

Neither Here Nor There


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2012-09-25
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385674553


Neither Here Nor There Book Description :

Bryson brings his unique brand of humour to travel writing as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet and heads for Europe. Travelling with Stephen Katz--also his wonderful sidekick in A Walk in the Woods--he wanders from Hammerfest in the far north, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia. As he makes his way round this incredibly varied continent, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before with caustic hilarity....

At Home

At Home


  • Author : Bill Bryson
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385679442


At Home Book Description :

Bill Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and At Home is likely to become the most illuminating book on the way we lived then and live now--the why and the where and the how of it--ever written. Now, in this handsome new edition, his sparkling prose will be enhanced by some 200 carefully curated full-colour images from both the past and the present. Selected from a staggering array of sources to bring Bill's journey to vivid life, these pictures will make reading At Home an immersive experience. When you've finished this book, you will see your house--and your daily life--in a new and revelatory light....