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A Short History of Nearly Everything

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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything (Broadway Books) – Trade paperback (2004)
    by Bill Bryson

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

    Trade paperback, Broadway Books
    2004
    English
    544 pages

    ISBN: 076790818X
    ISBN-13: 9780767908184

    In this book, bestsellling author Bill Bryson confronts his greatest challenge: to understand--and, if possible, answer--the oldest, biggest questions posed about the universe, everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. High school & older.

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Reviews of A Short History of Nearly Everything

Overall customer rating: 4.847
Genie B

Great reading

by Genie B on Jul 18, 2013

Bryson tackles a big one this time - and does a creditable job of so doing. Interesting and educational book - worth reading.

jimmieD

The guy is brilliant

by jimmieD on Apr 14, 2011

I've listened to this in digital, actually more times than I should have, but just love the history of science that he shares with us. Plus really cool knowledge factoids. Plus he's got this subtle sense of humor that is just a joy to read. Oh, and the provider sent everything as promised, a book in perfect shape. Fast delivery. Thanks so much, Jim

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Rebecca M

A little bit of everything

by Rebecca M on Mar 17, 2011

What is not to love about Bill Bryson? He is informative and amusing at the same time!

Jim H

I liked this book so well

by Jim H on Feb 17, 2011

I not only recommended it to a friend, I sent it to him. This is not a book to read in a sitting. It's like a good lecture, you're paying attention, paying attention, paying attention, and then you hear (or read) something that takes you away for a moment. Something that resonates in your experience or recalibrates some truth you believed, or answers a question that occasionally reviisits your life. Four stars goes to a book I'll save from a fire so it's better than good. Five stars is worthy of sect creation. Bryson has wit, and the ability to pull information into coherency, rather than simply listing facts without comment or insight. If there's a fire, run back in and get it.

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woodland417

An excellent read, always!

by woodland417 on Dec 9, 2010

Bryson's narrative mastery and subtle wit come through and shape such a massive undertaking into a thoroughly enjoyable book!

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