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Bill Bryson's worldwide bestseller, A Short History of Nearly Everything, abridged and adapted for children now available in paperback. With full colour illustrations and photographs.
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. He settled in England in 1977, and lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire. He and his family then moved to America for a few years but have now returned to the UK. He succeeded Sir Peter Ustinov as Chancellor of the University of Durham in April 2005. His bestsellers include The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Down Under and, most recently, A Short History of Nearly Everything which won the Aventis Prize for Science Books in 2004.
"Written with his inimitable style and humour let loose upon who we are, how we got here and the systems that support us which is all beautifully illustrated" * Publishing News * "This history of life, the universe and everything in between is entertaining and Bryson is an excellent guide. Great for the kids and good for parents, too." * Sunday Express * "The incomparable Bill Bryson travels through time to bring bite-sized nuggets of information to the younger readers" * Angels and Urchins * "A great gift and one that will bear dipping into many a time as children discover more about their world and the universe" * Eastern Press * "Lively and enticing" * Spectator *