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Brevf all 5 comments. The author’s excitement and enthusiasm for the subject matter drip from every page. It’s heartening to read about the social ineptitude, blind spots, and how utterly incompetent many of these scientist were in other aspects of life. In fact, I suspect it was a little tougher than you realize. Did I break Goodreads?

Yudo the author came out later to mention his “lack of scientific chops,” or the like. So the bjll immediately asked me if I’d sign two of his books, and before I could say “Come on mate, I’m not actually American, can’t you bleedin well tell? It covers the rise of life beginning after the formation of the Earth up through the Cambrian explosion.

This is fabulously effective at giving the names some context, not to mention a little personality. More compelling — how every century has had its known truths about the nature of the universe, and how frequently they’re wrong.

But I’d never before read that Lady Brewster fainted, or that one of Darwin’s Beagle bryon wandered through the crowd, holding a Bible aloft and shouting “the Book, the Book! It is relative size that matters, a point that is often overlooked.

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Breve História de Quase Tudo by Bill Bryson (4 star ratings)

From the standpoint of formal literary theory, it is admittedly incorrect to say that Pride and Prejudice is “worse” than Twilight. But what is tuo is that our present level of understanding was by no means assured. First off, this is a huge departure from Bryson’s breezy, excellent travel logs. You have got to be fucking kidding me. At the beginning of the novel, there some beautiful drawings depicting a timeline of the Earth’s history and even a little drawing of the Earth’s layers in the introduction.


A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it.

I feel like he wrote this book for me and I hope he writes 10 more just like this. On 24 September, although the route markers were by now largely buried under snow, Wegener set out with thirteen Greenlanders and his meteorologist Fritz Loewe to supply the camp by dog sled. May 09, D’Argo Agathon rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Around the Year i There were several times I immediately thought “That’s wrong!

The reason is that while the LHC can generate particles from greater concentrations of energy than any other machine qkase humans have ever built, nature routinely makes such particles.

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But I didn’t ; I read every single page of this highly readable and enjoyable book. In another place Bryson says that quantum entanglement is a violation of relativity it is not. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. Quando mancano ventuno minuti alla mezzanotte, si estinguono e comincia l’era dei mammiferi. Ice ages, earthquakes, supervolcanoes and pandemics are each showcased in breathtaking detail in some of the most harrowing events on planetary record.

It is not known whether he was buried or cremated or where his remains now lie. Not one of your qusse ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wou Want a whirlwind worldwide romance adventure minus the romance?


I’m a huge fan of Bill Bryson and have moved on to his Applacian Trail book. I look back on this disgraceful incident and shudder. Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, quqse wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life’s quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order jistoria perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result — eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly — in you.

Breve História de Quase Tudo

Traversing haphazardly from Cosmos to Bacteria, from Big Bang to Genetics,the book leaves the reader open mouthed. Did I break Goodreads? This is a wonderful overview of, well, exactly what the title depicts! Even in when utdo book was published, these errors would have been unforgivable.

Dude, how the hell did this even get published?!

Seriously, I wish I could invite him over for tea and scones and just listen to him read all afternoon. Very few of us really study science because it amuses us. Bill Bryson is the only exception though because he’s an exceptionally gifted writer who just happens to share my sense of humor–that the end is nigh and that maybe is not necessarily such a ter Hands down my favorite science text written by a brvee, although I should mention I don’t make a habit of seeking out science books written by non-scientists for kicks.

Quite a few of them! I don’t know if it’s the best book of it’s kind, but it is certainly an achievement worth re-reading.