Bill Bryson - A Short History Of Nearly Everything Album
|RHCD 295||Bill Bryson||A Short History Of Nearly Everything (5xCD, Album)||Random House Audio||RHCD 295||US||2003|
- Narrator – Bill Bryson
- Other [Abridged By] – Virginia Noonan
- Producer – John Wager
℗ Random House Inc. 2003
© Corgi Audio Books 2003
Catalogue number is also the ISBN-10; ISBN-13 to be used from 1 January 2007 is 978-0-552-15072-9.
Total playing time approximately 6 hours
No tracklisting is provided for this edition and the CD index points do not synchronize neatly with the book contents.
A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson's quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us.
His challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know. How do we know what is in the centre of the Earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out?
On his travels through time and space, Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
- Barcode: 9780552150729
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Corgi Audio Books
- Copyright (c) – Random House, Inc.
A Short History of Nearly Everything by American-British author Bill Bryson is a popular science book that explains some areas of science, using easily accessible language that appeals more to the general public than many other books dedicated to the subject. It was one of the bestselling popular science books of 2005 in the United Kingdom, selling over 300,000 copies. Bill Bryson's bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, and A Short History of Nearly Everything which won the Aventis Prize in Britain and the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award. He was chancellor of Durham University, England's third oldest university, from 2005 to 2011, and is an honorary fellow of Britain's Royal Society. David Bryson, Felicity Bryson, Dan McLean, Nick Southern, Patrick Gallagher, Larry Ashmead, and the staff of the peerless and ever-cheery Howe Library in Hanover, New Hampshire. Above all, and as always, my profoundest thanks to my dear wife, Cynthia. That's a great deal to cover, of course, which is why the book is called A Short History of Nearly Everything, even though it isn't really. It couldn't be. But with luck by the time we finish it will feel as if it is. Start your review of A Short History of Nearly Everything. Write a review. Oct 21, 2013 Manny rated it really liked it. Shelves: well-i-think-its-funny, science, the-goodreads-experience, history-and-biography. A Short History of Goodreads. This is, of course, nonsense. Посмотреть сведения об участниках альбома, рецензии, композиции и приобрести альбом 2003 CD от A Short History Of Nearly Everything на author Bill Bryson presents a lecture on the history of science in the Great Hall at the Guildhall in honour of. An Audience with Waller is impressed by Bill Bryson's quirky, energetic and highly entertaining history of science, A Short History of Everything. Everything you've ever wanted to know but didn't dare ask. John Waller is impressed by Bill Bryson's quirky, energetic and highly entertaining history of science, A Short History of Everything. John Waller. Sat 21 Jun 2003 BST First published on Sat 21 Jun 2003 BST. Bill Bryson A short history of nearly everything. Part I lost in the cosmos. 1 how to build a universe. 2 welcome to the solar system. 3 the reverend evanss universe. Part II the size of the earth. 4 the measure of things. 5 the stone-breakers. 6 science red in tooth and claw. 7 elemental matters. Part III a new age dawns. 8 einsteins universe. 9 the mighty atom. 155 results for bill bryson a short history of nearly everything. You'll receive email and Feed alerts when new items arrive. Turn off email alerts. For a year the young astronomers did everything they could think of to track down and eliminate the noise. They tested every electrical system. They rebuilt instruments, checked circuits, wiggled wires, dusted plugs. Excerpted from A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson Copyright © 2003 by Bill Bryson. Excerpted by permission
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