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A Short History of Nearly Everything Summary
Bill Bryson

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A Short History of Nearly Everything Summary

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For people over 30 years of age, science has changed a great deal since they were in school. New scientific theories, developments and discoveries abound that adults may be interested in learning about. However, how would one go about learning these things in an easy, simple way? Author Bill Bryson readily admits that he found science textbooks boring as a child, and his book, A Short History of Nearly Everything, is the successful result of his effort to produce a concise, readable, entertaining summary of current scientific thinking, for adults.

Each section within the book deals with one sphere of inquiry, such as outer space, the Earth, and living things. Each chapter explores a specific question such as "How did the Universe start?" or "What are supernovae and why are they important?" This is usually this is done by tracing the development of a thought...

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