A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
Now in paperback, this exciting edition of Bill Bryson's best-selling book has been specially abridged, adapted and illustrated for younger readers. In a witty and engaging way, the author explores the wonder and mystery of time and space, the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used, and the mind-boggling fact that, somehow, the universe exists and against all odds, life came to be on this wondrous planet we call home. Bill Bryson's story-telling skill makes the 'how' and the 'who' of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible.
Bill Bryson's worldwide bestseller, A Short History of Nearly Everything, abridged and adapted for children now available in paperback. With full colour illustrations and photographs.
Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. He settled in England in 1977, and lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire. He and his family then moved to America for a few years but have now returned to the UK. He succeeded Sir Peter Ustinov as Chancellor of the University of Durham in April 2005. His bestsellers include The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Down Under and, most recently, A Short History of Nearly Everything which won the Aventis Prize for Science Books in 2004.