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A short history of nearly everything

Author: Bill Bryson; Sony Electronic Publishing Company.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Sony eBook edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson; Sony Electronic Publishing Company.
ISBN: 0767916417 9780767916417
OCLC Number: 433535037
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. San Diego, Calif. : Sony Electronics Company, [2008].
Description: ix, 544 pages ; 25 cm
Details: Requires Sony eBook reader.
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 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.

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