A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition (Paperback)
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Short Description for A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition This new edition of the acclaimed bestseller about the search for answers in the universe is lavishly illustrated to convey, in pictures as in words, Bryson's exciting, informative journey into the world of science.
- Published: 05 October 2010
- Format: Paperback 624 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780307885159 ISBN 10: 0307885151
- Sales rank: 41,760
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Full description for A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition
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," beloved author Bill Bryson 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. "From the Hardcover edition."