A Short History of Nearly Everything
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 544 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 January 1900|
The author of A Walk in the Woods traces the Big Bang through the rise of civilization, documenting his work with a host of the world's most advanced scientists and mathematicians to explain why things are the way they are. Reprint.
"Stylish [and] stunningly accurate prose. We learn what the material world is like from the smallest quark to the largest galaxy and at all the levels in between . . . brims with strange and amazing facts . . . destined to become a modern classic of science writing."
--"The New York Times"
"Bryson has made a career writing hilarious travelogues, and in many ways his latest is more of the same, except that this time Bryson hikes through the world of science."
"Bryson is surprisingly precise, brilliantly eccentric and nicely eloquent . . . a gifted storyteller has dared to retell the world's biggest story."
"Hefty, highly researched and eminently readable."
--Simon Winchester, "The Globe and Mail"
"All non-scientists (and probably many specialized scientists, too) can learn a great deal from his lucid and amiable explanations."
""Bryson is a terrific stylist. You can't help but enjoy his writing, for its cheer and buoyancy, and for the frequent demonstration of his peculiar, engaging turn of mind."
"Wonderfully readable. It is, in the best sense, learned."
--"Winnipeg Free Press"
|Publisher: ||Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del|
|Dimensions: ||23.62 x 15.44 x 2.97 centimeters (0.54 kg)|