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    Description"Enter the world of science as Bill Bryson unmasks the mysteries of the universe." Did you know that: - Every atom in your body has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to being you? - If you are an average-sized kid, you have enough potential energy inside you to explode with the force of several hydrogen bombs? And--What happened to dinosaurs? How big is the universe? Why are oceans salty? Is a meteor going to hit us? Tackling everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bill Bryson's inimitable storytelling skill makes the why, how, and, just as importantly, the who of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for young readers.


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    Title
    A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Bryson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 169
    Width: 221 mm
    Height: 282 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 975 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385738101
    ISBN 10: 0385738102
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: NFXX, SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y5.3
    BIC subject category V2: YQS
    B&T Merchandise Category: JUV
    BISAC V2.8: JNF051080
    B&T General Subject: 216
    DC21: 509
    B&T Book Type: JN
    Abridged Dewey: 500
    Ingram Subject Code: CT
    Libri: I-CT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12820
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 509
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: JNF051190
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: Q163 .B874 2009
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell
    Publication date
    27 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bill Bryson is the author of numerous adult bestsellers in the nonfiction genre. He lives in England.
    Review quote
    "Brims with strange and amazing facts . . . destined to become a modern classic of science writing." -"The New York Times"