Really Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson

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Narrated By: Weruche Opia

Duration: 5 hours and 42 minutes

What to expect

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Adapted from A Short History of Nearly Everything, this stunningly illustrated book from the extraordinary Bill Bryson takes us from the Big Bang to the dawn of science, and everything in between.

Perfect for ages 8 to 80.

Ever wondered how we got from nothing to something?
Or thought about how we can weigh the earth?
Or wanted to reach the edge of the universe?

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.

And discover our own incredible journey, from single cell to civilisation, including the brilliant (and sometimes very bizarre) scientists who helped us find out the how and why.

Reviews for A Short History of Nearly Everything:

'It's the sort of book I would have devoured as a teenager. It might well turn unsuspecting young readers into scientists.' Evening Standard

'I doubt that a better book for the layman about the findings of modern science has been written' Sunday Telegraph

'A thoroughly enjoyable, as well as educational, experience. Nobody who reads it will ever look at the world around them in the same way again' Daily Express

'The very book I have been looking for most of my life' Daily Mail

© Bill Bryson 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


Children's / Teenage general interest: Science and technology, Children's / Teenage general interest: General knowledge and interesting facts, Children's / Teenage general interest: History and the past, Children's / Teenage general interest: Space, stars and the solar system

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This history of life, the universe and everything in between is entertaining and Bryson is an excellent guide. Great for the kids and good for parents, too