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A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bryson) by [Bill Bryson]

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A Short History of Nearly Everything (Bryson) Kindle Edition

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"Stylish [and] stunningly accurate prose. We learn what the material world is like from the smallest quark to the largest galaxy and at all the levels in between . . . brims with strange and amazing facts . . . destined to become a modern classic of science writing." --"The New York Times "Bryson has made a career writing hilarious travelogues, and in many ways his latest is more of the same, except that this time Bryson hikes through the world of science." --"People "Bryson is surprisingly precise, brilliantly eccentric and nicely eloquent . . . a gifted storyteller has dared to retell the world's biggest story." --"Seattle Times "Hefty, highly researched and eminently readable." --Simon Winchester, "The Globe and Mail "All non-scientists (and probably many specialized scientists, too) can learn a great deal from his lucid and amiable explanations." --"National Post "Bryson is a terrific stylist. You can't help but enjoy his writing, for its cheer and buoyancy, and for the frequent demonstration of his peculiar, engaging turn of mind." --"Ottawa Citizen "Wonderfully readable. It is, in the best sense, learned." --"Winnipeg Free Press "[A Short History of Nearly Everything] is a crash course in the basics of climatology, chemistry, biology, botany, geology and physics. Bryson's enthusiasm is infectious, his explanations simple. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to get them." --"The Citizen's Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'To [listen to] Bryson is to travel with a memoirist gifted with wry observation and keen insight that shed new light on things we mistake for commonplace. To accompany the author as he travels with the likes of Charles Darwin on the Beagle, Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton is a trip worth taking.' (Publishers Weekly)

'Stylish [and] stunningly accurate prose ... Brims with strange and amazing facts ... destined to become a modern classic of science writing.' (The New York Times)

'Mr Bryson has a natural gift for clear and vivid expression. I doubt that a better book for the layman about the findings of modern science has been written.' (The Sunday Telegraph)

'The very book I have been looking for most of my life ... Bryson wears his knowledge with aplomb and a lot of very good jokes.' (The Daily Mail) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • File Size : 3414 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 692 pages
  • ASIN : B0035OC7VI
  • Publisher : Transworld Digital; 01 Edition (23 January 2010)
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 4,440 ratings
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