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    BILL BRYSON'S Bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, I’m a Stranger Here Myself, In A Sunburned Country, Bryson’s Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Bill Bryson's African Diary, and A Short History of Nearly Everything. He lives in Norfolk, England, with his wife and children.
    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 host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

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    ISBN 9780767908184
    Genre SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
    Format Paperback
    Pages 544
    Publisher Date 2004-09-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Broadway Books
    Copyright Year 2003
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.25 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Bryson, Bill

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    • Excellent book

      Bill Bryson writes in a very interesting way, and this is my favorite of his books.

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    • A short history of nearly everything

      This book was probably the best I've read in a long time. It should definitely become a staple in science reading in colleges and universities everywhere!

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