A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

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This title covers the wonder and mysteries of time and space, the crackpot theories which held sway for far too long, the discoveries which advanced whole areas of science when people were looking for something else, and the fact that, somehow, the universe exists and, against all odds, life came to be on this planet we call home.

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The extraordinary Bill Bryson takes us from the Big Bang to the dawn of science in this book about basically everything.

Ever wondered how we got from nothing to something?
Or thought about how we can weigh the earth?
Or wanted to reach the edge of the universe?

Uncover the mysteries of time, space and life on earth in this extraordinary book – a journey from the centre of the planet to the dawn of the dinosaurs, and everything in between.

And discover our own incredible journey, from single cell to civilisation, including the brilliant (and sometimes very bizarre) scientists who helped us find out the how and why.

Adapted from A Short History of Nearly Everything, the ground-breaking bestseller, this book is stunningly illustrated throughout, and accessible for all ages

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Reviews for A Short History of Nearly Everything:

‘It’s the sort of book I would have devoured as a teenager. It might well turn unsuspecting young readers into scientists.’ Evening Standard

‘I doubt that a better book for the layman about the findings of modern science has been written’ Sunday Telegraph

‘A thoroughly enjoyable, as well as educational, experience. Nobody who reads it will ever look at the world around them in the same way again’ Daily Express

‘The very book I have been looking for most of my life’ Daily Mail

Additional information

Weight 772 g
Dimensions 29.8 × 22.9 × 1.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

176

Language

English

Edition

Export ed

Dewey

550 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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