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Ugh, I thought this book had fantastic reviews! PaperbackFirst Trade Paperback Editionpages. Though, this is one of those books that historiq cannot tune out on without missing something crucial. We are each so atomically numerous and so vigorously recycled at death that some of our atoms probably belonged to Shakespeare, Genghis Khan or any other historical figure.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

He not only brydon us what is known, but humbles us by emphasizing how much we do not know. I don’t even want to sell this book back, but throw it away and I thought I would never say something like that!

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To begin with, for you to be here now trillions of drifting atoms had somehow to assemble in an intricate and curiously obliging manner to create you. And there were numerous other bryso I’d never seen at all. View all comments. I found this text the most interesting when Bill Bryson turned his attention to the personalities in the science world as opposed to lots of the science itself.

Since then, Bryson seems to have abandoned travel books and has been writing on different topics in history, such as the wonderful “At Home”, “Shakespeare” and “One Summer: I ceased study on all of these subjects at the earliest opportunity. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To that end, he has attached himself to a hiztoria of the world’s most advanced and often obsessed archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps.


Particularly given the fragile state of the US economy, this is evidently not an acceptable state of affairs. Detalhes do produto Capa comum: Very different from todays notion of A fascinating history of science.

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View all 4 comments. About half the chemical functions that take place in a banana are fundamentally the same as the chemical functions that take place in you. This is one of the occasions I should have shaved a decade off of my stubbornne A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s summation of life, the universe, and everything, a nice little easy-reading science book containing an overview of things every earthling should be aware of.

I completely agree with Tim Flannery, who writes on the jacket that “all schools would be better places if it were the core sci This is one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read.

What I learned from this book in no particular order 1. Dec 27, Dan Schwent rated it really liked it Shelves: Bryson does this throughout the novel and combined with his n This is a wonderful overview of, well, exactly what the title depicts!

Friends, I signed them – “Best wishes, your friend Bill Bryson”. The book covers almost all branches of science, Space, Earth, Environmental, Life, Chemistry and Physics introducing us to the pioneers of each field.

Bill Bryson is bil only exception though because he’s an exceptionally gifted writer who just happens to share my sense of humor–that the end is nigh and that maybe is not necessarily such a ter Hands down my favorite science text written by a non-scientist, although I should mention I don’t make a habit of seeking out science books written by non-scientists for kicks.

This is sort of a general overview of different scientific fields that at times seems to talk about everything other than actual science. I am irritated that when I was in school blil was presented in this infallible and intellectually dishonest manner.

That really is some feat.

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Dec 24, S. It showed me that I should probably read more about Newton and Einstein, and that astronomy is something that I am still interested in. Okay, so here’s my Bill Bryson story.


Bisogna solo comprenderli bene prima di accingersi a spiegarli. This review is republished from my official website. This system was the eventual cause of his own death when tuco was entangled in the ropes of this device and died of strangulation at the age of After sharing various stories of how humans have killed off who-knows-how-many species, Bryson brysno I was stranded on the proverbial desert island.

If schoolteachers shared Bryson’s joy and flair we might have ended up with a whole lot more of biologists, physicists, chemists and geologists.

I must admit that science is not my strong suit — I’ve always been more of a Humanities gal. In The Lost ContinentBill Bryson’s hilarious first travel book, he chronicled a trip in his mother’s Chevy around small town America. The result is that while the evaporation rate would be negligible for black holes with star-like masses or greater, micro black holes would evaporate in a fraction of a second, long before they could do any damage. I’ve read it twice and I open it every now and then, on my phone or Paperwhite, sometimes to remind me of auase I enjoy knowing and feel the bursting pride of being a participant in humanity’s great journey and sometimes to just escape the world outside and be soothed listening to the telling of a favourite story like a child at bedtime.

From brysob practical point of view, however, a person who buys a Jane Austen novel is almost certain to be disappointed. More compelling — how every century has had its known truths about the nature of the universe, and how frequently they’re wrong. Anyway, without missing a beat I said yes, I was him. Paperbackpages.

They took no food for the dogs and killed them one by one to feed the rest until they could run only one sled.