Why this book?
Bill Bryson, best known as a humorist, describes earth’s history from the beginning of the universe. It’s a hefty 500-pages but can be swallowed in small, entertaining doses. For instance, he notes that “human beings would split the atom and invent television, nylon, and instant coffee before they could figure out the age of their own planet.”
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century and has sold over 2 million copies.
'Possibly the best scientific primer ever published.' Economist
'Truly impressive...It's hard to imagine a better rough guide to science.' Guardian
'A travelogue of science, with a witty, engaging, and well-informed guide' The Times
Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to…