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    DescriptionBill's own fascination with science began with a battered old schoolbook he had when he was about ten or eleven years old in America. It had an illustration that captivated him - a cutaway diagram showing Earth's interior as it would look if you cut into it with a large knife and carefully removed about a quarter of its bulk. And he very clearly remembers thinking: 'How do they know that'? Bill's story-telling skill makes the 'How?' and, just as importantly, the 'Who?' of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for all ages. In this exciting edition for younger readers, he covers the wonder and mysteries of time and space, the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used, the crackpot theories which held sway for far too long, the extraordinary accidental discoveries which suddenly advanced whole areas of science when the people were actually looking for something else (or in the wrong direction) and the mind-boggling fact that, somehow, the universe exists and, against all odds, life came to be on this wondrous planet we call home.


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    Title
    A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Bryson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 214 mm
    Height: 278 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552562966
    ISBN 10: 0552562963
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y4.0
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AK
    BIC E4L: NF9+
    BIC children’s book marketing category: D5N79
    BIC subject category V2: YNT
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: ENGL2030, KIND1415
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12810
    Libri: ENGM3200
    DC22: 550
    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000
    DC22: 509
    BISAC V2.8: JNF051000
    Libri: KIND1470
    BIC subject category V2: 5AK
    Thema V1.0: YNT
    Illustrations note
    colour and photos
    Publisher
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    Corgi Childrens
    Publication date
    02 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bill Bryson's bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent, A Walk in the Woods and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Royal Society's Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award. He has written books on language, on Shakespeare, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. His last critically lauded bestseller was At Home: a Short History of Private Life, and his newest book is One Summer: America 1927. He was born in the American Mid-West, and lives in the UK. Visit his website: www.billbryson.co.uk
    Review quote
    "Written with his inimitable style and humour let loose upon who we are, how we got here and the systems that support us which is all beautifully illustrated" Publishing News "This history of life, the universe and everything in between is entertaining and Bryson is an excellent guide. Great for the kids and good for parents, too." Sunday Express "The incomparable Bill Bryson travels through time to bring bite-sized nuggets of information to the younger readers" Angels and Urchins "A great gift and one that will bear dipping into many a time as children discover more about their world and the universe" Eastern Press "Lively and enticing" Spectator