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The Resource A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson

A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson

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A short history of nearly everything
Title
A short history of nearly everything
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book Bill Bryson explores the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer and attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. To that end, Bill Bryson apprenticed himself to a host of the world's most profound scientific minds, living and dead. His challenge is to take subjects like geology, chemistry, paleontology, astronomy, and particle physics and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people, like himself, made bored (or scared) stiff of science by school. His interest is not simply to discover what we know but to find out how we know it. How do we know what is in the center of the earth, thousands of miles beneath the surface? How can we know the extent and the composition of the universe, or what a black hole is? How can we know where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out? On his travels through space and time, Bill Bryson encounters a splendid gallery of the most fascinating, eccentric, competitive, and foolish personalities ever to ask a hard question. In their company, he undertakes a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge
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BKL
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Bryson, Bill
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Science
Label
A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
832304
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 544 pages
Isbn
9780767908177
Lccn
2003046006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 832304
  • (OCoLC)51900381
Label
A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
832304
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
ix, 544 pages
Isbn
9780767908177
Lccn
2003046006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 832304
  • (OCoLC)51900381

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