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The Resource A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Label
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Title
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand 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. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science.The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before
Summary
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
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Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
  • Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2004.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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158476
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Science
  • Physics
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Short History of Nearly Everything
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4f136e01-989e-4f83-941b-0d51ff6179a4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095484
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4f136e01-989e-4f83-941b-0d51ff6179a4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781409095484
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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