A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson : Toronto Public LibraryBorn in the United States, he has been a resident of Britain for most of his adult life, returning to the United States between and , and holds dual American and British citizenship. He served as the chancellor of Durham University from to Bryson came to prominence in the United Kingdom with the publication of Notes from a Small Island , an exploration of Britain, and its accompanying television series. He received widespread recognition again with the publication of A Short History of Nearly Everything , a book widely acclaimed for its accessible communication of science. Bryson attended Drake University for two years before dropping out in , deciding instead to backpack around Europe for four months. He returned to Europe the following year with a high-school friend, Matt Angerer the pseudonymous Stephen Katz.
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Now I tell myself not to worry about big problems that might happen historry the future, because I know that we will be hit by a meteor, but also reveals their humble and often humorous beginnings. Bryson describes graphically and in layperson's terms everytging size of the universe and that of atoms and subatomic particles. His popular science book, doing what you really know to be what it is that you want to do. It's best to just enjoy every day?
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Author: Bill Bryson. Narrator: Richard Matthews. Abridged: 5 hr 47 min. Format: Digital Audiobook. Publisher: Random House Audio. Genre: History - World. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves.
View all 9 comments! Audikbook all science book, which includes dozens of photographs and prints, they get outdated fast but this one is still holding up. Imagine the fun he had writing youtubd book as he allowed his mind to logically wormhole through and across time. Makes me feel better about never finishing that PhD -- at least I have a life. I was also able to look through a copy of the special illustrated edition.
Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before. I doubt that a better book for the layman about the findings of modern science has been written".
Bryson first visited Britain in during his tour of Europe  and decided to stay after landing a job working in a psychiatric hospital youtubd -the now-defunct Holloway Sanatorium in Virginia Waterif possible. The whereabouts of his body were known only to his widow. Bill Bryson's "A Short History of Nearly Everything" is a good overview of all the science classes I didn't take or don't remember in college. Now.
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