The book goes over areas that I would probably never have gone to by reading/listening otherwise, such as geology, astronomy, DNA, etc. and does a really good job at keeping them insteresting and even funny. Big kudos for the narrator as well who keeps the tone jovial.
Very glad I took the time to read it. At times the book makes you feel insignificant with so much that is out there in space and time: we're small, live for small amount of time and we're lucky we're even here :) but hey, that's how it is.
Great subject matter, well written, great narrator
Where is the caldera in Yellowstone?
read this years ago and remembered the section about Yellowstone so bought it for a trip to Yellowstone with my husband, he insisted on listening to the rest of the book after we enjoyed that section.
Mr. Bryson has made a lot of information about the world of natural science very accessible in this book. Sure, some of it can be quite dry - but, mostly it's not. You get to learn both about the subjects at hand (cosmos, earth sciences, biology, paleontology, anthropology, etc.), and the people behind the discoveries.
I really enjoyed learning so much. I found the narration exceptional. I definitely recommend this book for those who'd like to expand their knowledge.
Bonnita M Claus
I am keenly interested in ever the book covered, and interestingly enough I had previous introduction to the wide verity of topics from other books I have read or listen to, therefore enriching my enjoyment of this book. I was not disappointed in obtaining additional knowledge and agreement of my other sources.
absolutely loved every sentence of this book. I have read thousands of books and this is my favorite of all. it puts you, me and everything else in a grand perspective. perfect read for big thinkers.
I went back and forth finding some chapters interesting and some boring. Overall it's well written and enjoyable. Don't expect it to keep you awake on a long trip.
Everything! the story is told in an uniteresting way with to much pathos! Stop listening because is not convincing, the author seems to not have the scientific credit to wirte such books.
I've listened to this audio book at least 3 times and I'm working on the fourth now. So insightful and presented in a non-stuffy manner. Looking forward to other titles.