A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Hardback Doubleday

By (author) Bill Bryson

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  • Publisher: DOUBLEDAY
  • Format: Hardback | 624 pages
  • Dimensions: 206mm x 256mm x 40mm | 2,041g
  • Publication date: 22 November 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0385609612
  • ISBN 13: 9780385609616
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Edition statement: Illustrated edition
  • Sales rank: 20,732

Product description

In 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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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.