This was a great book. The scope of what it covers and the fascinating anecdotes Mr. Bryson incorporates to tell the story of our universe and planet and all that is in it, including us regularly amazed me. I also appreciated how he would put things in context so you could better understand the magnitude or diminutive nature
Mr Bryson does an exceptional job of bringing "nearly everything" into scope with a new light. I liken it to a wondrous ride through the landscape of time with an added dash of humor. When it finished, I was left with a smile. I can't wait to take this trip again...
West Pagan, P.E.
This book is an extraordinary book explaining in simply way the story of modern discoveries and society. It propose also how important is our contribution to the evolution in a positive and negative way.
A little bit of political slant but nothing bad. I like more detail on certain subjects and this tended to be more generalities. But still a good and informational read.
There is one thing that can be said for certain about Bill Bryson. He has the ability to make complex ideas approachable and humorous. The only thing this book is lacking, is more chapters. Performance for the audiobook was great! My only temporary hang up was that he was British where the Author is not. I got over this quickly when considering how well the performance was done and how much the author as previously spent time in the UK. I'll end this here, so I can restart the book over again.