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A short history of nearly everything

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: London : Black Swan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An easy guide to many scientific mysteries, fully indexed.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 0552997048 9780552997041 0552151742 9780552151740 0385408188 9780385408189
OCLC Number: 55589795
Awards: Winner of Descartes Prize for Science Communication 2005
Description: 687 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Part One. Lost in the cosmos. 1. How to build a universe --
2. Welcome to the Solar System --
3. The Reverend Evans's universe --
Part Two. The size of the Earth --
4. The measure of things --
5. The stone-breakers --
6. Science red in tooth and claw --
7. Elemental matters --
Part Three. A new age dawns --
8. Einstein's universe --
9. The mighty atom --
10. Getting the lead out --
11. Muster Mark's quarks --
12. The Earth moves --
Part Four. Dangerous planet --
13. Bang! --
14. The fire below --
15. Dangerous beauty --
Part five. Life itself --
16. Lonely plante --
17. Into the troposphere --
18. The bounding main --
19. The rise of life --
20. Small world --
21. Life goes on --
22. Goodbye to all that --
23. The richness of being --
24. Cells --
25. Darwin's singular notion --
26. The stuff of life --
Part Six. The road to us --
27. Ice time --
28. The mysterious biped --
29. The restless ape --
30. Goodbye.
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Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. This book is his quest to  Read more...

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