A short history of nearly everything / Bill Bryson.

Author
Other titles
  • Short history of nearly everything a journey through space and time
Edition
  • 1st paperback ed.
Published
  • London : Black Swan 2004
Physical description
1 online resource (687 pages).
ISBN
  • 9781409095491
  • 1409095495
  • 9781409095484
  • 1409095487
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Print version record.
Audience
  • Specialized.
Contents
  • Part One. Lost in the cosmos. 1. How to build a universe -- 2. Welcome to the Solar System -- 3. The Reverend Evans's universe -- Part Two. 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 Three. 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 Four. Dangerous planet -- 13. Bang! -- 14. The fire below -- 15. Dangerous beauty -- Part five. Life itself -- 16. Lonely plante -- 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 Six. The road to us -- 27. Ice time -- 28. The mysterious biped -- 29. The restless ape -- 30. Goodbye.
Related item
  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0413/2003046006.html
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Einführung.
  • Electronic books.
  • History (form)
  • Popular works.
  • text
  • UK eLD e-books
Language
  • English
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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. This book is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization.
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Aberystwyth University Library: Physical Sciences Library Q162.B9
University of the Arts, London: Camberwell College of Arts, Main collection 500 BRY
University of the Arts, London: London College of Communication, Main collection 500 BRY
University of the Arts, London: London College of Communication, Main collection 500 BRY
University of the Arts, London: London College of Communication, Main collection 500 BRY
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Aston University Library: 2nd floor 500 BRY
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Aston University Library: 2nd floor 500 BRY
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University of Bath Library: Level 4 500 BRY
Birkbeck, University of London Library: Contact the Library 500 BRY
Birmingham City University: Curzon Library 500 Bry TWO WEEK LOAN
Birmingham City University: Curzon Library 500 Bry TWO WEEK LOAN
University of Bristol Libraries: Queen's Building Library EWB Q162 BRY 7 day loan: vacation loan
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YK.2006.a.11761
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YK.2009.a.31298
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms DRT ELD.DS.190307
University of Cambridge Libraries: Education Faculty Library: Main Library 500 BRY
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University of Cambridge Libraries: English Faculty Library: Main Library V 501 BRY
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University of Cambridge Libraries: Moore Library: Main Library Q162 .B79 2004
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University of Cambridge Libraries: Queens' College: WML General Collection AZB Bry
University of Cambridge Libraries: St John's College: Mezzanine Q 162.B7
Coventry University: Floor 1 500
Cranfield University Libraries: Kings Norton Library LEISURE BRY
University of Dundee: Main Library 502 B 916
Durham University Library: Contact the Bill Bryson Library 500 BRY
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Durham University Library: Contact the Bill Bryson Library St. Chad's 500 BRY
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Edge Hill University: Ormskirk University Library 2nd floor 500 2 week loan
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University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library, Grove Wing, Ground Floor Q162.B91 9
University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library Q162.B91 18
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National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) PB2.205.47/9
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Newcastle University Libraries: Philip Robinson Library: Robinson Books Level 3 500 BRY
Northumbria University Library: City Campus Library, Floor 3 500 BRY
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University of Nottingham Libraries: Hallward Library
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Oxford Brookes University: Headington Library, Standard Loan 509 BRY
Oxford Brookes University: Headington Library, Standard Loan 509 BRY
Oxford Brookes University: Headington Library, Standard Loan 509 BRY
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library M04.H00411
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library Lending ; Lower Gladstone Link - Po Chung Collection Q162. B88 2004
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University of Portsmouth: University Library, First Floor 500 Standard
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Ushaw College: Ushaw College, Divines' Library 500 BRY
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