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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

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.

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.
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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

Length:

5h 49m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:15


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:45


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:47


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:13


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:39


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:32


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:08


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:27


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:06


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:33


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:08


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:13


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:21


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

00:42