A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition

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Crown, 30 nov. 2010 - 624 páginas
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.
 

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Review: A Short History of Nearly Everything

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A great book on the history off science from a master story teller. After reading this book I was Grief stricken for not choosing science as a career of choice. After reading the paper back, I brought ... Leer reseña completa

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Reseña de usuario  - NinjaK - Goodreads

What an awesome book! I loved Bryson's humor scattered throughout, and I loved how he was able to make very complicated scientific concepts simple enough for a layperson to understand without once being condescending about it. Everyone should read this! Leer reseña completa

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INTRODUCTION
How to Build a Universe
Welcome to the Solar System
The Reverend Evanss Universe
The Measure of Things
5
The StoneBreakers
Science Red in Tooth and Claw
The Bounding Main
The Rise of Life
Small World
Life Goes
Goodbye to All That
The Richness of Being
Cells
Darwins Singular Notion

Elemental Matters
Einsteins Universe
The Mighty Atom
Getting the Lead
Muster Marks Quarks
The Earth Moves
Bang
The Fire Below
Dangerous Beauty
Lonely Planet
Into the Troposphere
The Stuff of Life
Ice Time
The Mysterious Biped
The Restless
Goodbye
DEDICATION
BIBLIOGRAPHY
ILLUSTRATIONS
OTHER BOOK BY THIS AUTHOR
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Bill Bryson's bestselling books include A Walk in the WoodsThe Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, and A Short History of Nearly Everything (which won the Aventis Prize in Britain and the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award). He was chancellor of Durham University, England's third oldest university, from 2005 to 2011, and is an honorary fellow of Britain's Royal Society.

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