A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

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A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's fascinating and humorous quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilisation. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 138 x 175 x 7mm | 78g
  • Bolinda/Audible Audio
  • Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1486283985
  • 9781486283989
  • 741,569

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'To [listen to] Bryson is to travel with a memoirist gifted with wry observation and keen insight that shed new light on things we mistake for commonplace. To accompany the author as he travels with the likes of Charles Darwin on the Beagle, Albert Einstein or Isaac Newton is a trip worth taking.' -- Publishers Weekly 'Stylish [and] stunningly accurate prose ... Brims with strange and amazing facts ... destined to become a modern classic of science writing.' -- The New York Times 'Mr Bryson has a natural gift for clear and vivid expression. I doubt that a better book for the layman about the findings of modern science has been written.' -- The Sunday Telegraph 'The very book I have been looking for most of my life ... Bryson wears his knowledge with aplomb and a lot of very good jokes.' -- The Daily Mail
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About Bill Bryson

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. 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. William Roberts is an American actor whose credits include stage, television, radio, film and voice work. He spent five years as actor/director with the Oregon Shakespearean Festival before moving to Britain and becoming a member of the British Actors' Equity Association. A broadly experienced actor and voice artiste, Roberts is a frequent reader of American works on BBC Radio and for various audio publishers. He has also appeared on film and TV including Behind Closed Doors, Cold Mountain and Inspector Morse.
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