Bill Bryson

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
  • A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

  • Perfect for ages 8 to 80!

    Adapted from A Short History of Nearly Everything, this stunningly illustrated book from
    Bill Bryson takes us from the Big Bang to the dawn of science, and everything in between!

    Ever wondered how we got from nothing to something?
    Or thought about how we can weigh the earth?
    Or wanted to reach the edge of the universe?

    Uncover the mysteries of time, space and life on earth in this extraordinary book - a journey from the centre of the planet, to the dawn of the dinosaurs, and everything in between.

    And discover our own incredible journey, from single cell to civilisation, including the brilliant (and sometimes very bizarre) scientists who helped us find out the how and why.

    The ideal book for curious young readers everywhere.


    Reviews for A Short History of Nearly Everything:

    'It's the sort of book I would have devoured as a teenager. It might well turn unsuspecting young readers into scientists.' Evening Standard

    'I doubt that a better book for the layman about the findings of modern science has been written' Sunday Telegraph

    'A thoroughly enjoyable, as well as educational, experience. Nobody who reads it will ever look at the world around them in the same way again' Daily Express

    'The very book I have been looking for most of my life' Daily Mail

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. His bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed work of popular science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest selling non-fiction book of its decade in the UK. His new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants is an extraordinary exploration of the human body which will have you marvelling at the form you occupy. Bill Bryson was Chancellor of Durham University 2005–2011. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. He lives in England.

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