A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

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A Short History of Nearly Everything is a popular science book chronicling events from the nothingness before the Big Bang to the present. Complicated concepts are explained in uncomplicated terms, making it suitable for all ages.
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What the community says about A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • Brandon Vasquez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Wow... This really does have a little bit of everything. If you are interesting in learning more about the fascinating history of our world. This is a must read! "
  • Juan Antonio Gálvez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The book is great and I'd highly recommend reading it (especially coupled with a marathon of the Cosmos television series). There aren't too many more really engaging and entertaining reads about general science that I've come across. It's well worth your time. "
  • Leo Huang
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "In this transcendent book, author Bill Bryson seeks to understand and explain some of life's biggest mysteries. What was the Big Bang? How did we get here? What led to the rise of civilization. Bryson interviews leading experts in their field, including archaeologists, scientists and anthropologists and complies the information into this entertaining and fascinating book. "
    Sara Taylor
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Just a great book to dive into on a weekend. Have plenty of snacks and drinks on hand, you won't wan to leave once you start into this adventure. "
  • Carl Murray
    Written on March 3, 2018
    ""A Short History of Nearly Everything" covers an incredibly broad variety of topics in a fairly approachable and interesting manner. It seeks to help people conceptualize a number of vast and profound events that sometimes are difficult to comprehend, and generally succeeds in doing so. It's an absorbing and enlightening read, in general."
    Magdalena Navarro
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "This is a highly interesting read. I can't imagine anything more important than understanding as much as we can about the universe and where we come from, and I've simply devoured this book. I might argue that much of this information is theory, but it still certainly falls under the category of non-fiction. I love this."
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  • Debra Tucker
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book covers many different ideas, many of which man has yet to figure out. I found the book was quite interesting with this large amount of information, you will likely find something that you'll want to explore even further. I thought that the author did a great job of covering both old and new subjects, the book is well written, you can see the amount of effort put in by the author. If you're into science, I would highly recommend checking this book out, you'll most certainly learn something new. "
  • Christopher Meyer
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I have seen this book recommended countless times. I have read a couple chapters and found it easy to read but a little too dumbed down for my taste."
  • Daniel Hughes
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "This was such a cool read and I liked that they made it for anyone to understand so you aren't confused by anything! Good for any ages and I might even reread it again!"
  • Crystal Gutierrez
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "'A Short History of Nearly Everything' is a fun and entertaining audio book. Bill Bryson's interviews with current archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians as they discuss everything from the Big Bang to the current trends in science. It will keep you laughing and learning through the whole book. "
  • Tyler Howard
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book attempts to provide a quick but complete history of our great planet. This is not a novel but instead should be read in sections since there is a lot of information to digest. It could be a bit too much for the casual reader but it is worth the effort to read the entire book. "
  • Lin Hao
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "A Short History of Nearly Everything is not just the best Bill Bryson book. In my opinion, it's one of the best nonfiction books ever written. It's utterly engrossing."
  • Bobby Anderson
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "If you want a great book that was mentioned in Joe Rogan's podcast, "A Short History of Nearly Everything" is for you. It is extremely interesting and you will learn lots."
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