This book is a comprehensive guide to everything in the known universe. It tackles scientific and philosophical questions about our place in the cosmos, from the origin of life to the end of time. Bill Bryson offers lucid explanations and humorous insights into complex concepts, making this an enlightening and entertaining read for anyone curious about science or human existence.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone who has ever wondered about the mysteries of life or our place in the universe. Bryson offers a comprehensive and entertaining guide to everything, making it an accessible read for anyone with an interest in science or philosophy.
- Clear and concise description of complex concepts
- Humorous insights make the book enjoyable to read
- Enlightening for anyone curious about science or human existence
- It is dense and can be difficult to follow
- It does not offer many personal insights or stories
- The author’s sense of humor may not appeal to everyone
Learn more about the author
Bill Bryson is a prolific author, journalist and traveller who has written bestselling books on a variety of topics. A Short History of Nearly Everything is one his most renowned titles, having won numerous awards including the prestigious 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.
“Bryson is at his very best when he brings the sciences down to Earth, divesting them of their arcane language and making everything clear enough for everyone to understand. This book will make you feel smart.”
“This is a great book. It has everything in it from the beginning of time to what could happen in the future. If you want to learn about science, this is the book for you because Bryson explains things so that everyone can understand them.”
“This is one of the best science books I have ever read. Bryson does an amazing job at making complex scientific theories interesting and easy to understand.”
“This is one of the greatest books I have ever read. Bryson’s ability to make complex scientific theories understandable and entertaining is astounding, and his dry wit makes this book a delight to read from cover to cover.”