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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Matthews

Length:

18h 23m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:50

Introduction
Introduction

14:33


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

24:35


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

23:31


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

26:41


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

45:49


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

38:31


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

42:53


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

38:40


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

45:13


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

38:09


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

27:31


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

29:31


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

29:31


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

41:56


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

39:03


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

28:43


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

37:27


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

34:04


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

40:45


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

37:03


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

45:35


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

34:48


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

37:58


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

51:18


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

24:15


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

36:52


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

46:33


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

35:16


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

46:34


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

37:15


Part 6, Chapter 30
Part 6, Chapter 30

22:28


Part 6, Chapter 31
Part 6, Chapter 31

00:47