©2003 Bill Bryson; (P)2003 Books on Tape, Inc. Published by Arrangement with Random House Audio Publishing Group, A Division of Random House, Inc.
"Not to be missed." (AudioFile)
"Destined to become a modern classic of science writing." (The New York Times Book Review)
I bought this audio book just over a month ago and I'm starting it again right now
Interested in mostly history, biographies, autobiographies, classics, and Great Courses...with some Sci Fi thrown in for fun!
More than a short history of nearly everything, this book should have been a short history of science. This book covers so many aspects of scientific development throughout history. You will be quite amazed by the end of the book how much you have learned, but even more than that, how much more you still have to learn.
Very interesting and enjoyable listen. At a certain point the book turned very gloomy, detailing all the ways that we could cease to exist at any moment. I suppose I can't fault the author for this reality, but he seemed to drive the point home again and again which got kinda tiresome after a while.
Overall I learned a lot from this book and would definitely recommend it.
some data is already outdated. I like the narrator and the way he tries to keep you entertained.
A summary of all things termed "science" would seem daunting. This well organized and delivered survey spans the fields of cosmology, geology, physics, biology and human nature in a means that is understandable & humorous where ever possible. It served as a great way for me to hear all the advances across the sciences since I left college over 30 years ago. I now feel all "caught up"!
Teenagers and elderly alike need embark on "A Short History of Nearly Everything." Astonishingly good, it's full of varying knowledge not usually found in one location.
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