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A Short History of Nearly Everything: Library Edition
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Publisher Findaway World Llc
Publication date February 1, 2006
Edition Abridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781598951493
ISBN-10 1598951491
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $44.99
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, as this insatiably curious writer 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. On his travels through space and time, Bill Bryson encounters a splendid gallery of the most fascinating 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. Science has never been more involving, and the world we inhabit has never been more full of wonder and delight.

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Abridged edition from Findaway World Llc (October 1, 2007)
9780739375570 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.42 lbs | List price $44.99
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Abridged edition from Findaway World Llc (February 1, 2006)
9781598951493 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $44.99
About: In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer.

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