A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

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Enter the world of science as Bill Bryson unmasks the mysteries of the universe.

Did you know that:

* Every atom in your body has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to being you?

* If you are an average-sized kid, you have enough potential energy inside you to explode with the force of several hydrogen bombs?

And--What happened to dinosaurs? How big is the universe? Why are oceans salty? Is a meteor going to hit us?

Tackling everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bill Bryson's inimitable storytelling skill makes the why, how, and, just as importantly, the who of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for young readers.
Publisher: New York, NY : Delacorte Press, [2009], c2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780385738101
0385738102
Characteristics: 169 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm

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mandymiskellySAIT
Mar 03, 2016

This book looks very interesting. I cannot wait to read it with my children. Module6_MandyMiskellySAIT

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Ellenwings
May 02, 2015

I wish this book had been available for my children and grandchildren. It is the best summary of the subject that I have seen. Plus the illustrations are clever and add greatly to understanding the text.

hp_library Aug 23, 2014

great book for science lovers!
talks about almost everything since the birth of universe as we know it...

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Chapster007
Dec 08, 2009

A humourous and thorough history of scientific disciplines. Mr. Bryson's intelligent and witty style make this a great read for science buffs. Love this book!

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