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A short history of nearly everything

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, ℗2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : AbridgedView all editions and formats
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Bill Bryson shares with readers his quest to try and gain a greater understanding of science's most mindboggling questions and theories, including the Big Bang theory. His sometimes humorous account of his travels creates one entertaining scientific tale.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 0739302949 9780739302941
OCLC Number: 52170890
Notes: Compact discs.
Credits: Executive producer, Sherry Huber; producer, John Wager; abridgement by Virginia Noonan.
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Description: 5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Lost in the cosmos: How to build a universe; Welcome to the solar system; Reverend Evans's universe --
Size of the earth: Measure of things; Stone-breakers; Science red in tooth and claw; Elemental matters --
New age dawns: Einstein's universe; Mighty atom; Getting the lead out; Muster Mark's quarks; Earth moves --
Dangerous planet: Bang! ; Fire below; Dangerous beauty --
Life itself: Lonely planet ; Into the troposphere; Bounding main; Rise of life; Small world; Life goes on; Good-bye to all that; Richness of being; Cells; Darwin's singular notion; The stuff of life --
Road to us: Ice time; Mysterious biped; Restless ape; Good-bye.
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.

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Bill Bryson shares with readers his quest to try and gain a greater understanding of science's most mindboggling questions and theories, including the Big Bang theory. His sometimes humorous account of his travels creates one entertaining scientific tale.

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