A Short History of Nearly Everything

| March 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bill Bryson, who has an extensive experience of working for Times and Independent, does a splendid job in this one. “A Short History of Nearly Everything” is one of the few encyclopedia type of books, which are not only informative but also fun to read. So let’s have a look at this best-seller.


Basic Info

  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway; Ill Spl Re edition (October 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307885151
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307885159
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars (928 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


About the Author

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa. For twenty years he worked in England for the Times and the Independent, and wrote for most major British and American publications. He has written a variety of book which include travel memoirs (Neither Here Nor There; The Lost Continent; Notes from a Small Island) and books on language (The Mother Tongue; Made in America). His account of his attempts to walk the Appalachian Trail, A Walk in the Woods was a huge New York Times bestseller.


About the Book

A Short History of Nearly Everything is a unique book in the sense that it not only tells you what happened, but it also explains how it happened. Behind almost any great discovery in human history there’s always an interesting and adventurous story of how the discovery was made. And this book does a tremendous job of telling this more interesting side of history.

Bill Bryson does a wonderful job in explaining many scientific discoveries in an accessible way to everyday readers, which is always important for such books. The book has beautiful illustrations and contrary to the first impression is highly informative.



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