Reader and long-distance commuter.
In the upper quarter.
The question does not fit the book. Bryson leads us through cosmology, sub-atomic physics, geology, dinosaur bones, the beginning of life, DNA, evolution, ..........., extinction of species.
I have an engineering background, so I know something about science, but not most of the arenas that Bryson wrote about. He presented the information in a way that one does not need a PhD in Quantum Mechanics to understand (although it would have helped on a couple of points). I especially liked his ability to present huge distances in the universe and tiny dimensions of an atom in ways that I could understand.
It is not going to be a movie.
I learned a lot listening to this book. I appreciated that he did not seem to be trying to convince me of, or against, anything. Religion was not mentioned.
I wasn't sure if I would continue after the first few pages until I noticed I couldn't put it down. Although a bit technical at times, the book unearthed so many new, interesting facts in so few pages that I couldn't let it go!
I have a son interested in the field of veterinary practice and will strongly recommend it to him as a fantastic introduction to the sciences.
Made the complex topics not just understandable, but compelling.
After first listening completed, I have immediately begun listening again. Inspirational.
Absolute brilliant. The reading was phenomenal. The ending with the terse preachment against human caused extinctions as an ending left me awaiting a statement related to the relevance of God's hand in our existence.
A zip zap weaving the reader through our weird quirky history in an insightful yet lighthearted read.
Will buy hardcopy for my 14 year old girl.
Wonderful, full of information I always wondered about but never looked up. I highly recommend the book to anyone who has an interest in science.