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A Short History of Nearly Everything


Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about ... Show synopsis

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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. More


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 ... More

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! More

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 ... More


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! More

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