A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition

A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Crown

Published: 2010-11-30

Total Pages: 876

ISBN-13: 030788516X

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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, the bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body, 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.


A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

Published: 2012-05-15

Total Pages: 624

ISBN-13: 0385674503

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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as 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. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. 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 Really Short History of Nearly Everything

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Puffin

Published: 2020-10-29

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780241451946

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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.


A Short History of Nearly Everything, Illustrated Edition

A Short History of Nearly Everything, Illustrated Edition

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

Published: 2010-10-05

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 0385663552

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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as 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. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. 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 Nearly Everything - 10th Anniversary Edition

A Short History of Nearly Everything - 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Black Swan

Published: 2013

Total Pages: 672

ISBN-13: 9780552779135

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Now revised and updated to take in the major scientific developments of the past decade, A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's classic quest to find out 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. Winner of the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communcation Prize, it became a huge bestseller, and remains one of the most popular science books of all time. Bill Bryson's challenge was to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there wasn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. On his travels through time and space, he encounters a splendid collection of astonishingly eccentric, competitive, obsessive and foolish scientists, and takes us on an eye-opening journey through time and space, revealing the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.


A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Turtleback Books

Published: 2004-09-01

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 9781417665488

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The author traces the Big Bang through the rise of civilization, documenting his work with a host of the world's most advanced scientists and mathematicians to explain why things are the way they are.


Summary of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything

Summary of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Swift Reads

Publisher: Swift Books LLC

Published: 2021-02-18

Total Pages: 37

ISBN-13:

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Buy now to get the insights from Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. Sample Insights: 1) Protons are an infinitesimal part of an atom. They are so microscopic that about 500,000,000,000 of them could fit in a dot of ink. 2) A universe is created when a proton shrinks down to one billionth of its normal size into a space so small that the proton looks enormous by comparison. This compact space is then packed with every last mote and particle of matter. This is how a universe is created.


Una breve historia de casi todo. Ilustr

Una breve historia de casi todo. Ilustr

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Rba Libros

Published: 2006-11

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9788478717989

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Bill Bryson ha logrado lo que parecía imposible: hacer inteligible y entretenido el mundo de la ciencia a millones de personas de todo el mundo. Ahora, en esta nueva espléndida edición ilustrada, los acontecimientos más destacables - desde la Gran Explosión hasta la aparición de la civilización- cobran vida con impresionantes fotografías, dibujos, retratos y viñetas.


A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal

A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal

Author: Terje G. Simonsen

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

Published: 2020-06-09

Total Pages: 461

ISBN-13: 1786784084

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“A superb survey of the paranormal” and a travelogue through the twilight zone of human consciousness—hailed by experts as the best introduction to psychic phenomena (Herbie Brennan, New York Times–bestselling author). This is the most entertaining and broad survey of the paranormal ever made—combining forgotten lore, evidence from parapsychological experiments, and the testimonies of scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, psychologists, physicists, and philosophers. Exploring the possibility that paranormal phenomena may be objectively real, this travelogue through the twilight zone of human consciousness is both scientifically rigorous and extremely entertaining. Readers may be surprised to learn that reputable scientists, among them several Nobel laureates, have claimed that: • telepathy is a reality • Cleopatra’s lost palace and Richard III’s burial place were recovered with clairvoyance • the US military set up an espionage program using psychics Could it be that what we usually call “supernatural” is a natural but little understood communication via this mental internet? The winner of the most prestigious award in the field, the Parapsychological Association Book Award, A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal is an engaging, entertaining and informative analysis of a controversial subject.