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A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

Explore the universe and the human experience with one of Bill Bryson's biggest books. From the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to answer the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about ourselves and the world around us. Join him on an adventure to understand how we got from there being nothing to there being us, as he learns from some of the world's most advanced archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians. A Short History of Nearly Everything is a profoundly clear and entertaining journey through the depths of human knowledge.
Publish Date
first published in 2003
Goodreads Rating
It’s very impressive to read about people pondering how to figure out the weight of the Earth or something in the 18th century.      source
Fun read of everything from the big bang to tectonic plates to the evolution of early man.      source
Just finishing "Short History of Nearly Everything". This book is information-dense and manages to be humorous and super entertaining. Audiobook is perfect for a long road trip if you have Audible.      source
FYI: what i read this year (following @vcstarterkit's rule) Bold the ones i would highly recommend. I switched to mainly listening to audiobooks and only "read" for entertainment. Hence mostly space scifi.      source
Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization      source