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The Resource A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Label
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Title
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. 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. Taking as 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. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world's most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it 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. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.From the Hardcover edition
Summary
The author traces the Big Bang through the rise of civilization, documenting his work with a host of the world's most advanced scientists and mathematicians to explain why things are the way they are
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Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
  • Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2004.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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158476
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DLC
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Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Essays
  • History
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Short History of Nearly Everything
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780767916417
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ad1bf924-b88e-41d6-ac23-8c3ecf9cf724
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780767916417
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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