A short history of nearly everything / Bill Bryson.

Author
Published
  • London : Black Swan 2004
Physical description
687 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN
  • 9780552997041
  • 0552997048
Notes
  • Resource originally published: London : Doubleday, 2003.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 655-672) and index.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

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Education Faculty Library: Main Library 500 BRY
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English Faculty Library: Main Library V 501 BRY
Homerton College Library: Main Library 509 BRY
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Moore Library: Main Library Q162 .B79 2004

A short history of nearly everything / Bill Bryson.

Author
Published
  • London : Black Swan [2008?]
Physical description
666 p., [24] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780552775366
  • 0552775363
Notes
  • Originally published: London : Doubleday, 2003.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Genre
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

Holdings information at the University of Cambridge Libraries

Live circulation data is not available.

Location of copy Shelfmark Availability
University Library: Order from Library Storage Facility (Not borrowable)

A short history of nearly everything / Bill Bryson.

Author
Published
  • London : Black Swan 2016
Physical description
666 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
ISBN
  • 9781784161859
  • 1784161853
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 638-652) and index.
Contents
  • Partial contents Introduction -- 1. Lost in the cosmos -- 2. The size of the earth -- 3. A new age dawns -- 4. Dangerous planet -- 5. Life itself -- The road to us.
Genre
  • Illustrated
  • Popular works.
  • text
Language
  • English
  • In this book Bill Bryson explores the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer and attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. To that end, Bill Bryson apprenticed himself to a host of the world's most profound scientific minds, living and dead. His challenge is to take subjects like geology, chemistry, paleontology, astronomy, and particle physics and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people, like himself, made bored (or scared) stiff of science by school. His interest is not simply to discover what we know but to find out how we know it. How do we know what is in the center of the earth, thousands of miles beneath the surface? How can we know the extent and the composition of the universe, or what a black hole is? How can we know where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out? On his travels through space and time, Bill Bryson encounters a splendid gallery of the most fascinating, eccentric, competitive, and foolish personalities ever to ask a hard question. In their company, he undertakes a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge.

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Queens' College: WML General Collection AZB Bry
St John's College: Mezzanine Q 162.B7
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