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    A Short History of Nearly Everything (Doubleday) (Hardback) By (author) Bill Bryson

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    DescriptionIn the bestselling, prize-winning "A Short History of Nearly Everything", Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the world of science both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. Now, in this glorious new illustrated edition, everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization is even more vividly brought to life with stunning full-colour photographs, drawings, portraits, and cartoons.

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    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Bryson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 624
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 2,000 g
    ISBN 13: 9780385609616
    ISBN 10: 0385609612

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    Libri: ENGM4500
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    DC22: 509
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16410
    Libri: POPU1300, NATU8500, WISS5056
    Thema V1.0: PDZ
    Edition statement
    Illustrated edition
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 November 2005
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    Author Information
    Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. He settled in England in 1977, and lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire. He and his family then moved to America for a few years but have now returned to the UK. He succeeded Sir Peter Ustinov as Chancellor of the University of Durham in April 2005. His bestsellers include The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Down Under and, most recently, A Short History of Nearly Everything which won the Aventis Prize for Science Books in 2004.