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A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson

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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 world2s 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
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
Tone
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158476
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
  • 500
  • 001/.09
Index
index present
LC call number
Q162
LC item number
.B88 2003b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Large type books
  • Large type books
  • Science
Target audience
adult
Label
A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 875-898) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Lost in the cosmos (How to build a universe -- Welcome to the solar system -- The Reverend Evans's universe) -- pt. 2. The size of the earth (The measure of things -- The stone-breakers -- Science red in tooth and claw -- Elemental matters) -- pt. 3. A new age dawns (Einstein's universe -- The mighty atom -- Getting the lead out -- Muster Mark's quarks -- The earth moves) -- pt. 4. Dangerous planet (Bang! -- The fire below -- Dangerous beauty) -- pt. 5. Life itself (Lonely planet -- Into the troposphere -- The bounding main -- The rise of life -- Small world -- Life goes on -- Good-bye to all that -- The richness of being -- Cells -- Darwin's singular notion -- The stuff of life) -- pt. 6. The road to us (Ice time -- The mysterious biped -- The restless ape -- Good-bye)
Control code
ocm51900523
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
x, 939 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780375432002
Lccn
2003043241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375432002
System control number
(OCoLC)51900523
Label
A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 875-898) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Lost in the cosmos (How to build a universe -- Welcome to the solar system -- The Reverend Evans's universe) -- pt. 2. The size of the earth (The measure of things -- The stone-breakers -- Science red in tooth and claw -- Elemental matters) -- pt. 3. A new age dawns (Einstein's universe -- The mighty atom -- Getting the lead out -- Muster Mark's quarks -- The earth moves) -- pt. 4. Dangerous planet (Bang! -- The fire below -- Dangerous beauty) -- pt. 5. Life itself (Lonely planet -- Into the troposphere -- The bounding main -- The rise of life -- Small world -- Life goes on -- Good-bye to all that -- The richness of being -- Cells -- Darwin's singular notion -- The stuff of life) -- pt. 6. The road to us (Ice time -- The mysterious biped -- The restless ape -- Good-bye)
Control code
ocm51900523
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st large print ed.
Extent
x, 939 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780375432002
Lccn
2003043241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375432002
System control number
(OCoLC)51900523

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