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A short history of nearly everything

Author: Bill Bryson; Richard Matthews
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, ℗2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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The author takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant.
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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; Richard Matthews
ISBN: 0736691480 9780736691482
OCLC Number: 52154746
Notes: Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Richard Matthews.
Description: 13 audiocassettes (90 min. each) : analog, Dolby processed
Contents: pt. 1. Lost in the cosmos (How to build a universe --
Welcome to the solar system --
The Reverend Evans's universe) --
pt. 2. The size of the earth (The measure of things --
The stone-breakers --
Science red in tooth and claw --
Elemental matters) --
pt. 3. A new age dawns (Einstein's universe --
The mighty atom --
Getting the lead out --
Muster Mark's quarks --
The earth moves) --
pt. 4. Dangerous planet (Bang! --
The fire below --
Dangerous beauty) --
pt. 5. Life itself (Lonely planet --
Into the troposphere --
The bounding main --
The rise of life --
Small world --
Life goes on --
Good-bye to all that --
The richness of being --
Cells --
Darwin's singular notion --
The stuff of life) --
pt. 6. The road to us (Ice time --
The mysterious biped --
The restless ape --
Good-bye).
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.

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