A short history of nearly everything / Bill Bryson

Author
Edition
  • [New edition]
Published
  • London : Black Swan 2004
Physical description
[687] pages ; 20 cm
ISBN
  • 0552997048
  • 9780552997041
  • 0552151742
  • 9780552151740
Notes
  • Includes index
  • Bibliography: pages 655-672
  • Originally published: Great Britain : Doubleday, 2003
Contents
  • Part 1. Lost in the cosmos. 1. How to build a universe ; 2. Welcome to the Solar System ; 3. The Reverend Evans's universe -- Part 2. 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 3. A new age dawns. 8. Einstein's universe ; 9. The mighty atom ; 10. Getting the lead out ; 11. Muster Mark's quarks ; 12. The Earth moves -- Part 4. Dangerous planet. 13. Bang! ; 14. The fire below ; 15. Dangerous beauty -- Part 5. Life itself. 16. Lonely planet ; 17. Into the troposphere ; 18. The bounding main ; 19. The rise of life ; 20. Small world ; 21. Life goes on ; 22. Goodbye to all that ; 23. The richness of being ; 24. Cells ; 25. Darwin's singular notion ; 26. The stuff of life -- Part 6. The road to us. 27. Ice time ; 28. The mysterious biped ; 29. The restless ape ; 30. Goodbye
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • "Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his 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." -- Back cover
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London Metropolitan University Library: Aldgate Library Reading for Pleasure
London Metropolitan University Library: Holloway Road Reading for Pleasure

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