A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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ISBN : 9780385738101
Pages : 169 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (738 users)

Download or read book A Really Short History of Nearly Everything written by Bill Bryson and published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 2009 with total page 169 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tackling everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, the author makes the why, how, and who of scientific discovery accessible for young readers.

Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

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ISBN : 9783877630365
Pages : 669 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (63 users)

Download or read book Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem written by Bill Bryson and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 669 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Publisher : Broadway
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Pages : 624 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (49 users)

Download or read book A Short History of Nearly Everything written by Bill Bryson and published by Broadway. This book was released on 2005 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of A Walk in the Woods traces the Big Bang through the rise of civilization, documenting his work with a host of the world's most advanced scientists and mathematicians to explain why things are the way they are. 125,000 first printing.

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0241451957
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (241 users)

Download or read book A Really Short History of Nearly Everything written by Bill Bryson and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2020-10-29 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The extraordinary Bill Bryson takes us from the Big Bang to the dawn of science in this book about basically everything. Ever wondered how we got from nothing to something? Or thought about how we can weigh the earth? Or wanted to reach the edge of the universe? Uncover the mysteries of time, space and life on earth in this extraordinary book - a journey from the centre of the planet to the dawn of the dinosaurs, and everything in between. And discover our own incredible journey, from single cell to civilisation, including the brilliant (and sometimes very bizarre) scientists who helped us find out the how and why. Adapted from A Short History of Nearly Everything, the ground-breaking bestseller, this book is stunningly illustrated throughout, and accessible for all ages ************************************************************************ Reviews for A Short History of Nearly Everything: 'It's the sort of book I would have devoured as a teenager. It might well turn unsuspecting young readers into scientists.' Evening Standard 'I doubt that a better book for the layman about the findings of modern science has been written' Sunday Telegraph 'A thoroughly enjoyable, as well as educational, experience. Nobody who reads it will ever look at the world around them in the same way again' Daily Express 'The very book I have been looking for most of my life' Daily Mail

Quicklet on Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything (CliffNotes-like Summary)

Publisher : Hyperink Inc
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ISBN : 1614640610
Pages : 26 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (614 users)

Download or read book Quicklet on Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything (CliffNotes-like Summary) written by Nicole Cipri and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2012-02-24 with total page 26 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ABOUT THE BOOK In his introduction to A Short History of Nearly Everything, author Bill Bryson describes a childhood experience common to many of us: a brief infatuation with science, with all its potential and possibility. For Bryson, it was inspired by a textbook’s cut-away illustration of the interior strata of the Earth, with the molten core at the center. For myself, it was a children’s biography of Jacques Cousteau. Excited by the nearly endless prospects of science, the questions that could finally satisfy a child’s curiosity, we both reached for more books, and found our budding passions firmly squashed by an impenetrable wall of unfathomable writing. As Bryson writes in his introduction, “there seemed to be a mystifying universal conspiracy among textbook authors to make certain the material they dealt with never strayed too near the realm of the mildly interesting.” Bryson wrote A Short History of Nearly Everything as an antidote to the dry-as-dust science tomes that weigh down students’ backpacks. It is a layman’s love song to science, to its strange history and stranger characters. Published in 2003, it has been become a popular addition to the popular science genre. MEET THE AUTHOR Nicole Cipri is a restless wanderer and passionate writer. A graduate of the Evergreen State School in Olympia, WA, Nicole has since written about such varied topics as modern urban farming, the role of glitterbombing as political theater, and the economic impacts of natural disasters. You can follow her adventures on Twitter, @nicolecipri. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Drama abounded in the 19th century. After the discovery of the first dinosaur fossil in 1784, and with subsequent uncovering of massive bones that belonged to other extinct species, there was an uncomfortable public debate concerning extinctions. Why, after all, would an omniscient God create species of animals only to casually wipe them out? Throughout history, the sciences have routinely butted heads with the Church, a trend that continues today. From geology and paleontology, Bryson moves to chemistry. With its origins in the enigmatic studies of alchemy, chemistry evolved along its own strange path. Bryson tells one exemplifying story, in which an amateur alchemist became convinced the he could distill gold from human urine. “The similarity of color,” Bryson explains, “seems to have been a factor in his conclusion.” In an attempt to prove his hypothesis, the man collected fifty buckets of human urine, which he kept in his cellar. After a few months, the man noted, the substance in the buckets began to glow or explode into flames when exposed to air. He had failed in distilling gold from urine, but he had succeeded in creating phosphorous. Buy a copy to keep reading!

Bill Bryson

Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
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ISBN : 9780761441205
Pages : 132 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (441 users)

Download or read book Bill Bryson written by Scott P. Richert and published by Marshall Cavendish. This book was released on 2011 with total page 132 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A biography of writer Bill Bryson that describes his era, major works, and life"--Provided by publisher.

The Body

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1473508150
Pages : 544 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

Download or read book The Body written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-10-03 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 Bestseller in both hardback and paperback: SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE _______ 'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian 'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times 'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times 'It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an entertaining and nutritious book.' - The Daily Telegraph _______ 'We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this new book is an instant classic. It will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again. 'What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.' Bill Bryson

Ban the Book Report

Publisher : Pembroke Publishers Limited
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ISBN : 1551382644
Pages : 112 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (551 users)

Download or read book Ban the Book Report written by Graham Foster and published by Pembroke Publishers Limited. This book was released on 2012 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teachers recognize that frequent independent reading increases student knowledge on a wide range of topics, enhances vocabulary, and improves comprehension. Ban the Book Report inspires teachers to go beyond narrow and analytical book reports by exploring the potential of book talks, alternate book covers, identifying features of informational books, newspaper headlines and articles, talk-show interviews, diary entries for characters and letters to authors. This remarkable resource offers more than twenty specific assignments with its own rubric written in student-friendly language along with student response exemplars from real classrooms. Tips to help teachers launch and manage an independent reading program complement this timely book.

A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal

Publisher : Watkins Media Limited
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ISBN : 1786784084
Pages : 544 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal written by Terje G. Simonsen and published by Watkins Media Limited. This book was released on 2020-06-09 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book on the paranormal, endorsed by consciousness experts as the best introduction to psychic phenomena, offering the latest scientific research as well as highly compelling anecdotes. "Superb survey of the paranormal ... Although serious in content, it is written in a light, often humorous, style which is a delight to read. As someone who has myself made a lifelong study of the paranormal, I cannot recommend it highly enough." – New York Times bestselling author Herbie Brennan This is the most entertaining and broad survey of the paranormal ever made, combining forgotten lore, evidence from parapsychological experiments and the testament of scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, psychologists, physicists and philosophers, and also quite a few celebrities. Exploring the possibility that paranormal phenomena may be – and that some most likely are – objectively real, this travelogue through the twilight zone of human consciousness is both scientifically rigorous and extremely entertaining. Readers may be surprised to learn that reputable scientists, among them several Nobel laureates, have claimed that telepathy is a reality, that Cleopatra's lost palace and Richard III's burial place were recovered by means of clairvoyance, and that an espionage program using psychics was set up by the US military! The author proposes that all humans (perhaps all living beings) are linked together in a sort of "mental internet" that allows us to exchange "telepathic emails" and make clairvoyant downloads of information. Could it be that what we usually call "supernatural" is a natural but little understood communication via this mental internet? An engaging, entertaining and informative analysis of a controversial subject, in which these phenomena are approached as potential expressions of unexplained powers of the human mind.

At Home (Illustrated Edition)

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1448127866
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (448 users)

Download or read book At Home (Illustrated Edition) written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2013-11-07 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does history really consist of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. This was the thought that inspired Bill Bryson to start a journey around the rooms of his own house, an 1851 Norfolk rectory, to consider how the ordinary things in life came to be. And what he discovered are surprising connections to anything from the Crystal Palace to the Eiffel Tower, from scurvy to body-snatching, from bedbugs to the Industrial Revolution, and just about everything else that has ever happened, resulting in one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live, enhanced in this new edition by hundreds of stunning photographs and illustrations.

At Home

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1409095541
Pages : 704 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (49 users)

Download or read book At Home written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-05-27 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In At Home, Bill Bryson applies the same irrepressible curiosity, irresistible wit, stylish prose and masterful storytelling that made A Short History of Nearly Everything one of the most lauded books of the last decade, and delivers one of the most entertaining and illuminating books ever written about the history of the way we live. Bill Bryson was struck one day by the thought that we devote a lot more time to studying the battles and wars of history than to considering what history really consists of: centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - eating, sleeping and merely endeavouring to get more comfortable. And that most of the key discoveries for humankind can be found in the very fabric of the houses in which we live.This inspired him to start a journey around his own house, an old rectory in Norfolk, wandering from room to room considering how the ordinary things in life came to be. Along the way he did a prodigious amount of research on the history of anything and everything, from architecture to electricity, from food preservation to epidemics, from the spice trade to the Eiffel Tower, from crinolines to toilets; and on the brilliant, creative and often eccentric minds behind them. And he discovered that, although there may seem to be nothing as unremarkable as our domestic lives, there is a huge amount of history, interest and excitement - and even a little danger - lurking in the corners of every home.

Reality Rules II: A Guide to Teen Nonfiction Reading Interests

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1610692926
Pages : 230 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (61 users)

Download or read book Reality Rules II: A Guide to Teen Nonfiction Reading Interests written by Elizabeth Fraser and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2012-10-08 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A must-have resource for librarians, teachers, and parents on the popular and growing area of teen nonfiction—a genre now mandated by the Common Core Standards.

A Companion to World History

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1118977513
Pages : 638 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (118 users)

Download or read book A Companion to World History written by Douglas Northrop and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2014-12-15 with total page 638 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate. Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars Explores a wide range of topics and themes, including and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, and global approaches to writing world history Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone approaches to the topic Considers issues of both scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale

A Religious Journey

Publisher : FriesenPress
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ISBN : 1525540920
Pages : 136 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (525 users)

Download or read book A Religious Journey written by Fred Marquis Worrell and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2019-12-03 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Have you ever thought about the meaning of life and the role of religion? Professor Worrell presents his agnostic journey as a cultural Christian to answer both aspects of this important question beginning with his early college days. This autobiographical account from faith to doubt includes personal, academic, philosophical, administrative, and anecdotal experiences throughout his career as a social scientist over the years. Executives will be interested in the inclusion by the author of an early program initiated by an AT&T executive and directed by the University of Pennsylvania faculty and their selected prominent guests who emphasize the importance of the literary arts as a factor to enhance decision making for top managers. Moreover, all readers may see avenues to broaden their own perspectives or to pursue other genres. Mr. Worrell’s memoir uniquely introduces the reader to a dialogue with his friend Paul R. (Bob) Indrome in an attempt to provide some humor throughout the presentation of his journey. This odyessey can be read in one sitting, or in days and weeks, depending upon reflection? It is only the author’s reflection of his journey. What questions do you ponder from time to time throughout your own journey of life?

Chrology

Publisher : novum publishing
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ISBN : 1642681202
Pages : 138 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (642 users)

Download or read book Chrology written by Ulrich Ndilira Rotam and published by novum publishing. This book was released on 2020-03-20 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chrology was conducted in various and generalize domain to catch all universe and his presence in one law. Over eighteen years of quest, these researches open a huge door to Rotam to discover a single and absolute law that governs all presence and existence of Universe. Chrology is the science of all sciences, unification of all human knowledge and show the whole universe in its different faces of existence. Chrology explain everything that the entire system of the universe allows us to access, understand that escape our standard methods. Chrology opens up a new conception and new ideas to add to our knowledge to understand how the absolute mysteries, the immeasurable beauties and the complexities of the universe must present itself to our access with a unique law.

The A-Z of Pointless

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1444782754
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (444 users)

Download or read book The A-Z of Pointless written by Alexander Armstrong and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-10-08 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Journey from A-Z, playing 26 rounds of Pointless with family and friends and enjoy facts, banter and musings from Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. Inside you'll find hundreds of questions for all the family from TV's most popular quiz show, Pointless. (You will also find thousands of answers, which is very handy.) Taking you on a journey from A to Z you will learn amazing facts, from Agincourt and Andy Warhol to Zinedine Zidane and Zimbabwe, and everything in between. As an added bonus Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, also reveal their exclusive A to Z of behind the scenes gossip and Pointless secrets, all written with their trademark wit, alongside exclusive drawings by Moose Allain. Everyone you know will love this book. Except maybe for that couple you met on holiday, and, be honest, you didn't really like them anyway. I mean, she was alright, but what was up with him?

Diary of a Time Traveler

Publisher : Wide Eyed Editions
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ISBN : 1847807046
Pages : 64 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (847 users)

Download or read book Diary of a Time Traveler written by David Long and published by Wide Eyed Editions. This book was released on 2015-10-01 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meet some of history's most illustrious and interesting characters in this book that visits key moments of the past from around the world. When young Augustus falls asleep in history class, Professor Tempo decides to teach him a lesson and show him that history isn't boring at all! She hands him a magic diary, all he needs to do is write the time and place to travel there. Together they head out on a whistle-stop tour of history through the ages to meet some of the world's finest explorers, inventors, leaders, writers, composers and painters, including Albert Einstein, Mozart, Louis XIV, Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Christopher Columbus Genghis Khan, Emperor Titus in Rome, athletes at the very first Olympic Games, Tutankhamen in Egypt, and even Palaeolithic man as he discovers fire. Each double page spread introduces a different time and place, with an introductory text from Augustus which explains the sights and sounds, and accompanying captions from the Professor which provide key facts. A character index at the rear gives a short biography of all the historical characters covered, and a timeline helps to contextualize the different time periods covered.