A short history of nearly everything / Bill Bryson.

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Published
  • London : Black Swan 2004
Physical description
687 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN
  • 0552997048
  • 9780552997041
  • 0552151742
  • 9780552151740
  • 0385408188
  • 9780385408189
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0413/2003046006.html
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Einführung.
  • History (form)
  • Popular works.
  • text
Language
  • English
Related Internet Resources
  • An easy guide to many scientific mysteries, fully indexed.

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