A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything

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by Bill Bryson
     
 

One of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it.See more details below

Overview

One of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375432002
Publisher:
Diversified Publishing
Publication date:
05/06/2003
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.87(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. ILost in the Cosmos7
1How to Build a Universe9
2Welcome to the Solar System19
3The Reverend Evans's Universe29
Pt. IIThe Size of the Earth41
4The Measure of Things43
5The Stone-Breakers63
6Science Red in Tooth and Claw79
7Elemental Matters97
Pt. IIIA New Age Dawns113
8Einstein's Universe115
9The Mighty Atom133
10Getting the Lead Out149
11Muster Mark's Quarks161
12The Earth Moves173
Pt. IVDangerous Planet187
13Bang!189
14The Fire Below207
15Dangerous Beauty224
Pt. VLife Itself237
16Lonely Planet239
17Into the Troposphere255
18The Bounding Main270
19The Rise of Life287
20Small World302
21Life Goes On321
22Good-bye to All That335
23The Richness of Being350
24Cells371
25Darwin's Singular Notion381
26The Stuff of Life397
Pt. VIThe Road to Us417
27Ice Time419
28The Mysterious Biped434
29The Restless Ape453
30Good-bye469
Notes479
Bibliography517
Index529

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