A Short History of Nearly Everything
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Bill Bryson 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. 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.
The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
Dr Peter Cass
A brilliant book which humbles us in our insignificance yet gives hope. We are in a way immortal and we will meet again in the stars!
Well written for anyone although some scientific knowledge, however basic, complements the book and makes the facts and figures even more mind boggling.
One of my favourite books - brilliantly written, if you want an enlightening and enjoyable non-fiction read look no further.