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The Resource A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson, (text large print)

A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson, (text large print)

Label
A short history of nearly everything
Title
A short history of nearly everything
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book 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. 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. His interest is not simply to discover what we know but to find out how we know it. How do we know what is in the center of the earth, thousands of miles beneath the surface? How can we know the extent and the composition of the universe, or what a black hole is? How can we know where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out? On his travels through space and time, Bill Bryson encounters a splendid gallery of the most fascinating, eccentric, competitive, and foolish 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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
500
Index
index present
LC call number
Q162
LC item number
.B88 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Science
Label
A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm51900523
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 939 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780375432002
Lccn
2003043241
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375432002
  • (Sirsi) AJU-2928
Label
A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson, (text large print)
Publication
Control code
ocm51900523
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 939 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780375432002
Lccn
2003043241
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375432002
  • (Sirsi) AJU-2928

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