Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem

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ISBN : 9783877630365
Pages : 669 pages
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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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ISBN : 076790818X
Pages : 544 pages
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Download or read book A Short History of Nearly Everything written by Bill Bryson and published by Broadway. This book was released on 2004 with total page 544 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. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

Publisher : Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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ISBN : 9780385738101
Pages : 169 pages
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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.

Summary of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything

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Download or read book Summary of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything written by Swift Reads and published by Swift Books LLC. This book was released on 2021-02-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Buy now to get the insights from Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. Sample Insights: 1) Protons are an infinitesimal part of an atom. They are so microscopic that about 500,000,000,000 of them could fit in a dot of ink. 2) A universe is created when a proton shrinks down to one billionth of its normal size into a space so small that the proton looks enormous by comparison. This compact space is then packed with every last mote and particle of matter. This is how a universe is created.

SUMMARY - A Short History Of Nearly Everything By Bill Bryson

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Pages : 35 pages
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Download or read book SUMMARY - A Short History Of Nearly Everything By Bill Bryson written by Shortcut Edition and published by Shortcut Edition. This book was released on 2021-05-31 with total page 35 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: * Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. *By reading this summary, you will address the major scientific questions of life and the Universe. It will help you understand where you come from and what planet you live on. *You will also discover that : The Earth is only a tiny part of the Universe. There are many dangers threatening us, both underground and in our solar system. Our ancestors, the Homo Sapiens hominids, did not reveal all their secrets. The world of the infinitely small is as important as the world of the infinitely large. *To begin with, it is necessary to know that we owe our existence only to a hazardous assembly of atoms. Our life is made up of these extraordinary atomic mixtures. This idea brings us to this first observation: our life is hanging by a thread, just like our survival. Indeed, the longevity of the human species is as uncertain as these assemblages of atoms. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

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

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ISBN : 1614640610
Pages : 26 pages
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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!

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1409095487
Pages : 672 pages
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Download or read book A Short History of Nearly Everything written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything is the biggest-selling popular science book of the 21st century and has sold over 2 million copies. 'Truly impressive...It's hard to imagine a better rough guide to science.' Guardian 'A travelogue of science, with a witty, engaging, and well-informed guide' The Times Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. As a result, A Short History of Nearly Everything reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.

Quicklet on Bill Bryson's Notes From a Small Island (CliffNotes-like Summary)

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ISBN : 1614648980
Pages : 17 pages
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Download or read book Quicklet on Bill Bryson's Notes From a Small Island (CliffNotes-like Summary) written by Vivian Wagner and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2012-02-29 with total page 17 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ABOUT THE BOOK Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island is a quirky, funny book filled with amazing and intriguing details about Britain. I love this book, just as I love all of Bryson’s writing. It reminds me of the first book I read by him – A Walk in the Woods – because it, too, is a travel story that has him ambling around the countryside and reporting his observations. In fact, he has such a likable voice and an engaging manner that he could walk around the block and still make it fun to read. That’s the wonderful thing about Bryson, and it’s why I love him. He has a wry sense of humor that makes anything interesting, funny, and endearing, and this book about Britain is no exception. You’ll read it and laugh, and at the same time you’ll learn a lot about this country, its history, its politics, and its people. You’ll also learn a lot about Bryson himself, and that’s enjoyable, as well. The thing about Bryson is that he sees everything through the lens of his own perspective, but that personal perspective never obscures the subject that he’s looking at. The more you learn about him, the more you understand his take on his subject matter. That is exactly what happens in Notes from a Small Island. MEET THE AUTHOR professional writer Vivian Wagner has wide-ranging interests, from technology and business to music and motorcycles. She writes features regularly for ECT News Network, and her work has also appeared in American Profile, Entrepreneur, Bluegrass Unlimited, and many other publications. She is also the author of Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel 2010). For more about her, visit her website at www.vivianwagner.net. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK Notes from a Small Island was published in 1997 as a kind of love story about the country Bryson was getting ready to leave. It’s told as a travel narrative, and in order to write it as such, he travels around the country as a tourist, trying to see it with fresh eyes after having lived there for a number of years as a resident. The book opens with him arriving in England via Calais, just as he arrived years before, and it continues by following him on his journey through the country. As Publisher’s Weekly says in a review of the book, “his trenchant, witty and detailed observations of life in a variety of towns and villages will delight Anglophiles. Traveling only on public transportation and hiking whenever possible, Bryson wandered along the coast through Bournemouth and neighboring villages that reinforced his image of Britons as a people who rarely complain and are delighted by such small pleasures as a good tea. In Liverpool, the author's favorite English city, he visited the Merseyside Maritime Museum to experience its past as a great port. Interweaving descriptions of landscapes and everyday encounters with shopkeepers, pub customers and fellow travelers, Bryson shares what he loves best about the idiosyncrasies of everyday English life in this immensely entertaining travel memoir.” Buy a copy to keep reading!

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

Information Security and Employee Behaviour

Publisher : CRC Press
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ISBN : 1317116747
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Information Security and Employee Behaviour written by Angus McIlwraith and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2016-05-23 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Research suggests that between 60-75% of all information security incidents are the result of a lack of knowledge and/or understanding amongst an organization's own staff. And yet the great majority of money spent protecting systems is focused on creating technical defences against external threats. Angus McIlwraith's book explains how corporate culture affects perceptions of risk and information security, and how this in turn affects employee behaviour. He then provides a pragmatic approach for educating and training employees in information security and explains how different metrics can be used to assess awareness and behaviour. Information security awareness will always be an ongoing struggle against complacency, problems associated with new systems and technology, and the challenge of other more glamorous and often short term priorities. Information Security and Employee Behaviour will help you develop the capability and culture that will enable your organization to avoid or reduce the impact of unwanted security breaches.

The Word on the Wind

Publisher : Monarch Books
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ISBN : 0857211498
Pages : 368 pages
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Download or read book The Word on the Wind written by Alison Morgan and published by Monarch Books. This book was released on 2013-03-07 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The average age of churchgoers in Britain is now 47. Almost every denomination is experiencing steady decline. How sure can we be that we are still offering something people want to hear? Alison Morgan identifies four clear reasons to be confident: 1. The gospel still speaks to confused teens and weary sceptics. By embracing doubts and welcoming questions it remains open to us to present something which answers people's real needs. 2. The word of truth and the Spirit of power still exercise authority and compel attention. Alison's own experience of ministry in the UK and abroad provides illustrations. 3. Spiritual gifts, given not to excite individuals but in order to renew the church for its core task of mission, are powerfully present and widely recognised and practised. 4. In a time of rapid cultural change, new expressions of church are constantly emerging: this is necessary to guard against vital spirituality sliding into drab religion.

At Home

Publisher : Anchor
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ISBN : 0767919394
Pages : 577 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (767 users)

Download or read book At Home written by Bill Bryson and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2011 with total page 577 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the ways in which homes reflect history, from a bathroom's revelations about medicine and hygiene to a kitchen's exposure of the stories of trade and nutrition.

Bill Bryson's a Short History of Nearly Everything

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ISBN : 9781741309928
Pages : 103 pages
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Download or read book Bill Bryson's a Short History of Nearly Everything written by Suzan Pattinson and published by . This book was released on 2015 with total page 103 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Top Notes study guide for HSC English 2015-2018. The notes are aligned with the "Discovery" theme. Includes notes on the "Discovery" module, plot, character analysis, setting, thematic concerns, useful quotes. Also includes practice essay questions and a modelled response.

Quicklet on Bill Bryson's The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - A Memoir (CliffNotes-like Summary)

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ISBN : 161464957X
Pages : 20 pages
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Download or read book Quicklet on Bill Bryson's The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - A Memoir (CliffNotes-like Summary) written by Becki Chiasson and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2012-02-24 with total page 20 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ABOUT THE BOOK “Growing up was easy. It required no thought or effort on my part. It was going to happen anyway. So what follows isn’t terribly eventful, I’m afraid. And yet it was by a very large margin the most fearful, thrilling, interesting, instructive, eye-popping, lustful, eager, troubled, untroubled, confused, serene, and unnerving time of my life.” So begins “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid,” which was published in 2006. It was a departure from Bill Bryson’s earlier books. His previous work, “A Short History of Nearly Everything,” a book about science written for the average Joe, had taken a lot out of him and he wanted to work on something easier. Bryson told the Guardian: “I promised my wife I would do a book I could stay at home to do ... and I promised my publisher that I would do something more amusing that would corral back the core of my readership, some of whom doubtless were slightly appalled and alienated by A Short History. And also, purely in a selfish way, I wanted to do a book that I wouldn't have to do a lot of hard thinking and research about. I did miss writing humorous things.” MEET THE AUTHOR Becki Chiasson is a Baltimore-based writer who received her BS in Mass Communications from Towson University. Although she spent some time in New York as a crossword puzzle editor, she returned to her hometown in Maryland in 2010 to focus on writing. Her favorite topics include video games and women's issues. When she's not busy writing up a storm, she crochets, plays video games, and bakes. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK “The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid” centers on Bryson’s life as a young child in Des Moines, Iowa during the 1950s and follows Bryson through puberty. The plot is less of a structured narrative and more of a series of loosely related, humorous anecdotes about growing up during happier, simpler times. A central conceit to the book is the idea that Bryson was the Thunderbolt Kid, a superhero who could make his enemies (usually people Bryson deemed to be morons) disappear in a flash of light by casting a withering stare at them. This superpower is presented in all seriousness, although it is rather doubtful that it ever happened. The first time Bryson used his superpower, he was six years old. He was at a diner with his mother and discovered to his great chagrin that the ancient-looking man next to him had been drinking out of Bryson’s water glass. Worse still, the man had been eating poached eggs, which Bryson positively despised. Bryson freaked out, gagging, and the man only laughed, having no remorse at all. When he turned to leave, “as he reached out to open the door, bolts of electricity flew from my wildly dilated eyes and played over his body. He shimmered for an instant, contorted in a brief, silent rictus of agony, and was gone. It was the birth of ThunderVision. The world had just become a dangerous place for morons.” Buy a copy to keep reading!

Writing With Skill, Level 1: Student Workbook

Publisher : Peace Hill Press
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ISBN : 1942968221
Pages : 550 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (942 users)

Download or read book Writing With Skill, Level 1: Student Workbook written by Susan Wise Bauer and published by Peace Hill Press. This book was released on 2012-01-16 with total page 550 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traditional principles. Contemporary methods. Unparalleled results. This groundbreaking new writing series combines time-tested classical techniques—the imitation and analysis of great writers—with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. Skills Taught: • One- and two-level outlining • Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum • Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry • Researching and documenting source material • First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition Features of the program: • Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction • All source material for assignments is provided—no other books are needed • This Student Workbook encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student • Instructor Text (sold separately) provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student’s work • First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition

The Life and Work of Professor J.W. Gregory FRS (1864-1932), Geologist, Writer and Explorer

Publisher : Geological Society of London
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ISBN : 9781862393233
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (393 users)

Download or read book The Life and Work of Professor J.W. Gregory FRS (1864-1932), Geologist, Writer and Explorer written by Bernard E. Leake and published by Geological Society of London. This book was released on 2011 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gregory's remarkable career and his scientific work are here detailed and critically assessed. Accounts of his heroic 1893 expedition to the Rift Valley in Kenya (now the Gregory Rift), his first crossing of Spitzbergen, and his resignation as Leader of the first British Antarctic Expedition of 1901. In the Chair of Geology in Glasgow from 1904, he built up the largest first-year geology class in the UK, over 400 students. He worked in every field of geology and every continent except Antarctica. He was also involved with the search for a 'homeland' for the Jews in Libya and Angola.

Writing With Skill, Level 1: Instructor Text

Publisher : Peace Hill Press
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ISBN : 1942968213
Pages : 600 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (942 users)

Download or read book Writing With Skill, Level 1: Instructor Text written by Susan Wise Bauer and published by Peace Hill Press. This book was released on 2012-01-16 with total page 600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traditional principles. Contemporary methods. Unparalleled results. This groundbreaking new writing series combines time-tested classical techniques—the imitation and analysis of great writers—with original composition exercises in history, science, biography, and literature. Skills Taught: • One- and two-level outlining • Writing chronological narratives, biographical sketches, descriptions, and sequences across the curriculum • Constructing basic literary essays on fiction and poetry • Researching and documenting source material • First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition Features of the program: • Writing assignments are modeled on examples from great literature and classic nonfiction • All source material for assignments is provided—no other books are needed • This Instructor Text provides scripted dialogue to use when the student has difficulty, plus detailed guidance on how to evaluate the student’s work • Student Workbook (sold separately) encourages independence by directing all assignments to the student • First volume of four that will prepare students for high-level rhetoric and composition