A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

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A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

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It is also fun in many ways, using humor and illustrations to explore a topic and make learning interesting. The fact that Mother Nature sends out hundred's of billions of tons of carbon dioxide via volcanoes and dead and decaying flora and fauna was an interesting fact I had neither heard nor considered before now. It’s a slightly troubling fact that if you were to pick yourself apart with tweezers, one atom at a time, you would produce a mound of fine atomic dust, none of which had ever been alive but all of which had once been you. In this book, Bryson takes his vast knowledge and wealth of life experience, and condenses and simplifies it into language which is considerably more readable to children. I remember devouring it and becoming fascinated by all the wonders of life that have been discovered through the years.

The illustrations and summary pages at the end of each section helped and the finally summing up; "we should be custodians not pillagers of our planet", had them suitably upset by the current rate of extinction and the risks of global warming. The atom: Ever atom is mode from three kinds of particles - Protons, which have a positive electrical charge; Electrons, which have a negative electrical charge; And neutrons, which have no charge” Which makes me think of what one granddaughter (almost 4 years old) would ask me, “What makes up a Protons? I highly recommend this as "bedtime reading" to anyone over six or seven but under twelve years of age; teens may find the information a bit too simple or uninteresting. Only about half of the book really engaged them and then only about a quarter was understood, but this still means that they've learnt heaps. Started reading this one with "the lads" after finishing "The Littlest Prince" in late August of last year.Ook hun karakter, anekdotes en hun onderzoek wordt op een toegankelijke manier beschreven ook geschikt voor niet-wetenschappers. I was aware that this is an abridged, illustrated and watered down version of A Short History of Nearly Everything, targeted at a younger audience. Estimates range from three million to 200 million species, but it’s possible that as many as 97 per cent of the world’s plant and animal species may still await discovery. The book received generally favourable reviews, with reviewers citing the book as informative, well-written, and entertaining.

Bill Bryson’s own fascination with science began with a battered old school book he had when he was about ten or eleven years old. Weighing in at a mere 168 pages, this is an abridged, illustrated version of his meatier and much longer book with the slightly different title. 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. A few editions in audiobook form are also available, including an abridged version read by the author, and at least three unabridged versions. His new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants was shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize and is an international bestseller.

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. In the article concerning global warming, Bryson paints a picture that we really don't know if the Earth is warming up and if so, what is causing it. More thinking, more learning, more questions – luckily there are plenty of answers as well, useful reminders, and even lessons to learn. El autor lo explica todo de forma muy amena, se te hará fácil de entender aunque no domines el tema del que te habla.

This history of life, the universe and everything in between is entertaining and Bryson is an excellent guide. Zo kun je er bijvoorbeeld achterkomen dat de opa van Darwin Josiah Wedgwood was van het bekende servies bedrijf Wedgwood. Other travel books include the massive bestseller Notes From a Small Island, which won the 2003 World Book Day National Poll to find the book which best represented modern England, followed by A Walk in the Woods (in which Stephen Katz, his travel companion from Neither Here Nor There, made a welcome reappearance), Notes From a Big Country and Down Under. I was amused to find this "really short" version of it, and it's super-super-abridged (I mean, the original is 500+ pages and this one is less than 200 and with pictures) but it's still packed with lots of useful and interesting information and it really does cover nearly everything, from the beginning of the universe up until what we're doing to our planet now, it's a hell of a ride.A Short History of Nearly Everything by American-British author Bill Bryson is a popular science book that explains some areas of science, using easily accessible language that appeals more to the general public than many other books dedicated to the subject. The personages have to be historical, apparently, as it takes the atoms some decades to become thoroughly redistributed; however much you may wish it, you are not yet one with Elvis Presley.

In the 20th century we entered a “century of science where many people wouldn’t understand anything and no one understand everything. The net effect including humanities' contribution however is tipping the balance in favor of the global warming argument. Rather, space curves in a way which allows it to have no actual edge or boundary, but at the same time allows it to be finite” Words do that as they can bring us to places that we can’t imagine imagining.

Some parts were completely beyond them; the structure of DNA and the basics of genetics were a real struggle; I would have been better skimming over that section. It's a bunch of short writings on different topics (how the universe formed, how we know the weight of the earth, etc. Textbooks and teachers alike did not ignite the passion for knowledge in him, mainly because they never delved into the whys, hows, and whens.

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