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Genres :Non-Fiction , Science
Published By : Broadway Books
Published On : Oct 05, 2010
ISBN : (ISBN13: 9780307885159)
Format :Paperback
Language :English
No. of pages : 624

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    Mostly, though, Bryson renders clear the evolution of continental drift, atomic structure, singularity, the extinction of the dinosaur, and a mighty host of other subjects...He delivers the human-interest angle on the scientists, and he keeps the reader laughing and willing to forge ahead...

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  • ...such lapses are rare, and ''A Short History of Nearly Everything'' seems destined to become a modern classic of science writing.

    May 18, 2003 Read full review
  • Bryson's science for klutzes is still the most entertaining guide around. Palaeontology, the periodic table, particle physics - it's all here and delivered with the usual Bryson panache.

    Mar 06, 2009 Read full review
  • He provides loads of good information about history, science, and other topics, which he shares using a variety of teaching/writing styles, and I came away feeling like I learned a great deal.

    Sep 03, 2005 Read full review
  • While his travelogue humor is much more likely to elicit wild bouts of guffaws, Bryson speckles A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING with amusingly constructed sentences and an occasional observation on the absurdity of what he has singled out to share with us.

    Jan 23, 2011 Read full review
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