A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

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He also describes some of the most recent destructive disasters of volcanic origin in the history of our planet, including Krakatoa and Yellowstone National Park. Everyone needs more understanding of the world around us and the history of science is sadly neglected in our schools ('much more important than the history of monarchs). Remember, “If you burned this book now, its matter would be changed to ash and smoke, but the total amount of ‘stuff’ in the universe would be the same. The last few articles, "chapters" or topics about animal extinction, overpopulation, global warming and pollution were a bit of a downer; especially for my little artist who took the death and loss of animals and the effect of pollution on "their world" pretty hard.

Finally, despite having read the grown-ups version, and quite a few other books on science history, this was a pleasure for me to read too. Bill Bryson wrote this book because he was dissatisfied with his scientific knowledge—that was, not much at all. He then explores the history of geology and biology and traces life from its first appearance to today's modern humans, emphasizing the development of the modern Homo sapiens. More thinking, more learning, more questions – luckily there are plenty of answers as well, useful reminders, and even lessons to learn.Time periods covering billions of years and the size of a bacteria are difficult concepts for grown-ups too.

However, I was delighted to find that, apart from standing by itself as a nice little general science introduction book, this more colourful version is also like a nice little summary to the meatier original travelogue to science. I remember devouring it and becoming fascinated by all the wonders of life that have been discovered through the years. Uncover the mysteries of time, space and life on earth in this extraordinary book - a journey from the centre of the planet, to the dawn of the dinosaurs, and everything in between. I read the original book more than 10 years ago ( A Short History of Nearly Everything), since then I've praised it endlessly and often referred to it as one of my favorite books.If you burned this book now, its matter would be changed to ash and smoke, but the total amount of ‘stuff’ in the universe would be the same.



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