The author of A Walk in the Woods traces the Big Bang through the rise of civilization, documenting his work with a host of the world's most advanced scientists and mathematicians to explain why things are the way they are. 125,000 first printing.
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: This new edition of the acclaimed bestseller is lavishly illustrated to convey, in pictures as in words, Bill Bryson€™s exciting, informative journey into the world of science.In A Short History of Nearly Everything, beloved author Bill Bryson confronts his greatest challenge yet: to understand€”and, if possible, answer€”the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as his territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. The result is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Now, in this handsome new edition, Bill Bryson€™s words are supplemented by full-color artwork that explains in visual terms the concepts and wonder of science, at the same time giving face to the ma