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Full title A Short History of Nearly Everything [permalink]
Language English
Authors Bill Bryson (author) and Neil Gower (illustrator)
Publisher Black Swan
Category Science
Publication year 2004
Original publication year 2003
ISBN 978-0-552-15174-0 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]
Pages 687
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Structure [Toggle visibility]
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction

I: Lost in the Cosmos

  • 1 How to Build a Universe
  • 2 Welcome to the Solar System
  • 3 The Reverend Evans's Universe

II: The Size of the Earth

  • 4 The Measure of Things
  • 5 The Stone-Breakers
  • 6 Science Red in Tooth and Claw
  • 7 Elemental Matters

III: A New Age Dawns

  • 8 Einstein's Universe
  • 9 The Mighty Atom
  • 10 Getting the Lead Out
  • 11 Muster Mark's Quarks
  • 12 The Earth Moves

IV: Dangerous Planet

  • 13 Bang!
  • 14 The Fire Below
  • 15 Dangerous Beauty

V: Life Itself

  • 16 Lonely Planet
  • 17 Into the Troposphere
  • 18 The Bounding Main
  • 19 The Rise of Life
  • 20 Small World
  • 21 Life Goes On
  • 22 Goodbye to All That
  • 23 The Richness of Being
  • 24 Cells
  • 25 Darwin's Singular Notion
  • 26 The Stuff of Life

VI: The Road to Us

  • 27 Ice Time
  • 28 The Mysterious Biped
  • 29 The Restless Ape
  • 30 Goodbye
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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