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. A short history of goodreads surveys show that nearly 40 of all americans believe the history of literature started in 2007 when amazon sold the first kindle indeed amazon fundamentalists hold it as an article of faith that jeff bezos actually wrote all the worlds e books over a period of six days this is of course nonsense. A short history of nearly everything by american author bill bryson is a popular science book that explains some areas of science using easily accessible language that appeals more so to the general public than many other books dedicated to the subject it was one of the bestselling popular science books of 2005 in the united kingdom selling over 300000 copies. In a short history of nearly everything travel writer bill bryson attempts to track down the answers to life the universe and everything he does an admirable job of putting together a 500 page book that covers the basics of what we know about the the origin of the universe the earth mankind etc in an engaging and entertaining manner. About a short history of nearly everything special illustrated edition this new edition of the acclaimed bestseller is lavishly illustrated to convey in pictures as in words bill brysons exciting informative journey into the world of science
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