A short history of nearly everything
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Published:
New York : Broadway Books, [2005].
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Book
Edition:
Special illustrated ed.
Physical Desc:
624 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
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Description
This new edition of the acclaimed bestseller is lavishly illustrated to convey, in pictures as in words, Bill Bryson's exciting, informative journey into the world of science. In A Short History of Nearly Everything, beloved author Bill Bryson confronts his greatest challenge yet: to understand--and, if possible, answer--the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as his territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. The result 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. Now, in this handsome new edition, Bill Bryson's words are supplemented by full-color artwork that explains in visual terms the concepts and wonder of science, at the same time giving face to the major players in the world of scientific study. Eloquently and entertainingly described, as well as richly illustrated, science has never been more involving or entertaining.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
0767923227

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 596-616) and index.
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In this book Bill Bryson explores the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer and attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. To that end, Bill Bryson apprenticed himself to a host of the world's most profound scientific minds, living and dead. His challenge is to take subjects like geology, chemistry, paleontology, astronomy, and particle physics and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people, like himself, made bored (or scared) stiff of science by school. His interest is not simply to discover what we know but to find out how we know it. How do we know what is in the center of the earth, thousands of miles beneath the surface? How can we know the extent and the composition of the universe, or what a black hole is? How can we know where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out? On his travels through space and time, Bill Bryson encounters a splendid gallery of the most fascinating, eccentric, competitive, and foolish personalities ever to ask a hard question. In their company, he undertakes a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bryson, B. (2005). A short history of nearly everything. Special illustrated ed. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. 2005. A Short History of Nearly Everything. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill, A Short History of Nearly Everything. New York: Broadway Books, 2005.

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Bryson, Bill. A Short History of Nearly Everything. Special illustrated ed. New York: Broadway Books, 2005. Print.

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