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Bryson, Bill

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Works: 411 works in 2,087 publications in 14 languages and 77,215 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Biography  Anecdotes  Travel writing  Dictionaries  Humor  Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Speaker, Actor
Classifications: F106, 500
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A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson( Book )
149 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 8,051 libraries worldwide
In this book Bill Bryson explores the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer and attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. To that end, Bill Bryson apprenticed himself to a host of the world's most profound scientific minds, living and dead. His challenge is to take subjects like geology, chemistry, paleontology, astronomy, and particle physics and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people, like himself, made bored (or scared) stiff of science by school. His interest is not simply to discover what we know but to find out how we know it. How do we know what is in the center of the earth, thousands of miles beneath the surface? How can we know the extent and the composition of the universe, or what a black hole is? How can we know where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out? On his travels through space and time, Bill Bryson encounters a splendid gallery of the most fascinating, eccentric, competitive, and foolish personalities ever to ask a hard question. In their company, he undertakes a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge
At home : a short history of private life by Bill Bryson( Book )
59 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 3,744 libraries worldwide
Bryson takes readers on a tour of his house, a rural English parsonage, showing how each room has figured in changes in private life
Shakespeare : the world as stage by Bill Bryson( Book )
61 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,163 libraries worldwide
William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of supposition arranged around scant facts. With his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself. Bryson documents the efforts of earlier scholars, and, emulating the style of his travelogues, records episodes in his own research. He celebrates Shakespeare as a writer of unimaginable talent and enormous inventiveness, a coiner of phrases ("vanish into thin air," "foregone conclusion," "one fell swoop") that even today have common currency. His Shakespeare is like no one else's--the beneficiary of Bryson's genial nature, his engaging skepticism, and an unrivaled gift for storytelling.--From publisher description
One summer : America, 1927 by Bill Bryson( Book )
12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,012 libraries worldwide
Bryson examines closely the events and personalities of the summer of 1927 when America's story was one of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy
A short history of nearly everything by Bill Bryson( Sound Recording )
52 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 2,055 libraries worldwide
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
At home [a short history of private life] by Bill Bryson( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,826 libraries worldwide
Bryson, author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes readers on a tour of his house, a rural English parsonage, showing how each room has figured in the evolution of private life
Seeing further : the story of science, discovery, and the genius of the Royal Society by Bill Bryson( Book )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,621 libraries worldwide
As editor of "Seeing Further," Bryson has rounded up an extraordinary roster of scientists who write and writers who know science in order to celebrate 350 years of the Royal Society, Britain's scientific national academy. The contributors include Margaret Atwood, Steve Jones, Richard Dawkins, James Gleick, Richard Holmes, and Neal Stephenson, among many others, on subjects ranging from metaphysics to nuclear physics, from the threatened endtimes of flu and climate change to our evolving ideas about the nature of time itself, from the hidden mathematics that rule the universe to the cosmological principle that guides "Star Trek."
One summer : America, 1927 by Bill Bryson( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,316 libraries worldwide
The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first man to cross the Atlantic by plane nonstop, and when he landed, he ignited an explosion of worldwide rapture and instantly became the most famous person on the planet. Meanwhile, the titanically talented Babe Ruth was beginning his assault on the home run record, which would culminate on September 30 with his sixtieth blast, one of the most resonant and durable records in sports history. In between those dates a Queens housewife named Ruth Snyder and her corset-salesman lover garroted her husband, leading to a murder trial that became a huge tabloid sensation. The American South was clobbered by unprecedented rain and by flooding of the Mississippi basin. The gangster Al Capone tightened his grip on the illegal booze business through a gaudy and murderous reign of terror and municipal corruption. The first true "talking picture," Al Jolson's The Jazz Singer, was filmed and forever changed the motion picture industry. The four most powerful central bankers on earth met in secret session on a Long Island estate and made a fateful decision that virtually guaranteed a future crash and depression. All this and much, much more transpired in that epochal summer of 1927
Bryson's dictionary for writers and editors by Bill Bryson( Book )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
" ... A personal collection, built up over thirty years as a writer and editor in two countries" and "intended as a quick, concise guide to the problems of English spelling and usage." First published in the 1980s, Bryson's compilation has been updated and re-released, and includes definitions, guides to punctuation and grammar, and helpful conversion tables (Celsius to Fahrenheit; kilometers to miles). In short, it's equal parts The Elements of Style, Associated Press Stylebook, Webster's New World Dictionary, and general desktop encyclopedia.--From publisher description
Shakespeare the world as stage by Bill Bryson( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Scant facts about the Bard's personal life make for fertile ground in imagining the Shakespeare of Elizabethan England. Bill Bryson manages to weave together a witty, albeit brief, narrative that explores topics from the accuracy of the few extant pictures to whether Shakespeare actually wrote all that has been attributed to him
The Facts on File dictionary of troublesome words by Bill Bryson( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
A guide to the proper meaning and usage of troublesome words in the English language
World's best travel experiences : 400 extraordinary places by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
Features some of the world's most transformative locales, from Norway's western fjords and Cambodia's Angkor Wat to Kyoto's Moss Garden and the urban surprises of Denver, Pittsburgh, and Vancouver
Notes from a big country by Bill Bryson( Book )
49 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Columns originally published in the Mail on Sunday's Night and day magazine
The best American travel writing 2000 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
The extraordinary popularity of books and magazines dedicated to travel comes as no surprise, given that more and more Americans are traveling each year for business, pleasure, and especially adventure. Our fascination with travel has never been so well represented as in this new addition to the Best American series: a wide-ranging compendium of the best travel writing published in 1999, culled from more than three hundred magazines, newspapers, and Web sites
The Appalachian Trail : celebrating America's hiking trail by Brian B King( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
"In celebration of the Appalachian Trail's 75th anniversary, this official book-- published in association with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy-- documents the history, beauty, and significance of America's most iconic trail"--Jacket flap
The palace under the Alps : and over 200 other unusual, unspoiled, and infrequently visited spots in 16 European countries by Bill Bryson( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
The Penguin dictionary for writers and editors by Bill Bryson( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
The penguin dictionary of troublesome words by Bill Bryson( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and German and held by 353 libraries worldwide
A walk in the woods [rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail] by Bill Bryson( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 libraries worldwide
Bill Bryson and his hiking partner risk snake bites, bear attacks and more while walking the 2,100-mile Appalchian Trail
Neither here nor there : travels in Europe by Bill Bryson( Book )
29 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 298 libraries worldwide
In the early seventies, Bill Bryson backpacked across Europe'in search of enlightenment, beer, and women. He was accompanied by an unforgettable sidekick named Stephen Katz (who will be gloriously familiar to readers of Bryson's A Walk in the Woods). Twenty years later, he decided to retrace his journey. The result is the affectionate and riotously funny Neither Here Nor There
 
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Alternative Names
Bier Bulaisen 1951-
Bil Brajson
Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson Amerikaans journalist
Bill Bryson amerikansk forfatter
Bill Bryson giornalista e scrittore statunitense
Bill Bryson US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller
Braisons, Bils 1951-
Brajson, Bill 1951-
Brison, Bil 1951-
Bryson B. 1951-
Bryson, Bill
Bryson, Bill 1951-
Bryson, William
Bryson William 1951-....
Bryson, William McGuire
Bryson, William McGuire 1951-
Bulaisen, Bier 1951-
Gulielmus Bryson
MacGuire Bryson, William 1951-
McGuire Bryson, William 1951-
Бил Брайсън
Бил Брајсон
Билл Брайсон
Брайсон У. М. 1951-
ביל ברייסון
ברייסון, ביל. גינצבורג־הירש, עדי
بل برياسون
بيل برايسون، 1951-
بیل بروسون
브라이슨, 빌 1951-
빌 브라이슨
ビル・ブライソン
ブライソン, ビル
比爾·布萊森
比尔 布莱森 1951-
Languages
English (1,033)
Spanish (33)
German (25)
Dutch (15)
French (14)
Chinese (12)
Italian (9)
Polish (9)
Russian (7)
Turkish (3)
Swedish (2)
Korean (2)
Japanese (1)
Danish (1)
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