Short History of Nearly Everything, A

Publication Date : 15/8/2016
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The author describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. This title is about his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise

Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey...

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 Everything 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 know. How do we know what is in the centre of the earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out?On his travels through time and space he encounters a splendid collection of astonishingly eccentric, competitive, obsessive and foolish scientists, such as the painfully shy Henry Cavendish, who worked out important conundrums including how much the earthweighed, but failed to report many of his findings. In the company of such extraordinary people, Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye- opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

(9781784161859)

SKU 9781784161859
Barcode # 9781784161859
Brand Transworld Publishers Ltd
Artist / Author Bill Bryson
Shipping Weight 0.2000kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.198m
Shipping Length 0.185m
Unit Of Measure each
Publication Date 15/8/2016
Number of pages 672
format Paperback / softback
Author Bill Bryson

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