A Really Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

A Really Short History Of Nearly Everything

Written by Bill Bryson

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Crammed full of information which will answer a great many questions about what goes on in the universe around us; this is a brilliantly written introduction which has been cleverly simplified for younger readers from the hugely successful original by Bill. Divided into short chapters which make it easier to understand and supported by an excellent index, the story of how the universe came into being, how humans evolved, how we have discovered what we know about space and much, much more are all well described and attractively illustrated.

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Full of extraordinary discoveries and wonder at the world we live in, this is a thrilling scientific journey through history. It raises and answers many of the questions young readers ask about how the greatest scientific discoveries were made and who made them. Starting with the Big Bang (which wasn’t really a bang after all…) it looks at what we know about the earth and how dangerous it is, how life is sustained on the planet and ends by raising some of the issues about how we protect the planet for the future. The individuals who have contributed most to these debates such as Newton, Einstein, Darwin and Marie Curie are also highlighted. Fully illustrated and with a useful index, this makes entertaining reading as well as being a useful reference book.


A Really Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Covers the mysteries of time and space, the obsessive scientists and the methods they used, the theories, the accidental discoveries which advanced whole areas of science when the people were actually looking for something else (or in the wrong direction) and the fact that the universe exists and life came to be on this planet.

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Written with his inimitable style and humour let loose upon who we are, how we got here and the systems that support us which is all beautifully illustrated Publishing News This history of life, the universe and everything in between is entertaining and Bryson is an excellent guide. Great for the kids and good for parents, too. Sunday Express The incomparable Bill Bryson travels through time to bring bite-sized nuggets of information to the younger readers Angels and Urchins A great gift and one that will bear dipping into many a time as children discover more about their world and the universe Eastern Press Lively and enticing Spectator

About the Author

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. He settled in England in 1977, and lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire. He and his family then moved to America for a few years but have now returned to the UK. He succeeded Sir Peter Ustinov as Chancellor of the University of Durham in April 2005. His bestsellers include The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Down Under and, most recently, A Short History of Nearly Everything which won the Aventis Prize for Science Books in 2004.

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176 pages
Interest Age: From 9


Bill Bryson
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Corgi Childrens an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

2nd September 2010




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