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A Short History Of Nearly Everything
A Short History Of Nearly Everything
Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : Black Swan
Language : English
ISBN No. : 0-552-99704-8
Availability : InCirculation
No Of Pages : 687
One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.
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By AIKYA SHAH, 6/15/2014 12:57:33 AM
You might not find the cover page attractive, but trust me when I say that whatever information that this book covers is simply spectacular. Bill Bryson is American, which is reflected almost throughout the book, with witty humour and sarcasms. Topics covered in this book: Origins of Life, what happened after it began, their complex biochemistry, how evolution took place, what dangers did it face, the Great Extinctions, what dangers lurk around human existence, the Universe and its magnificence, how theories were evolved and their validity. This book will make you aware of the contributions of the lesser known scientist and make you marvel at their achievements. All in all it shall make you respect and appreciate life itself. Bill Bryson is a master writer. The not so good points. 1. The middle parts of the book contains forgettable details about Geology and Rocks, which seems fascinating at first, but then, you just want to get on with it and move on to the next chapter. 2. Although Bill Bryson lists out every danger and threat that we face of mass casualties as a sort of warning, the book takes a bit greyish tone. At almost every other point, you would encounter a sentence that warns of some or the other catastrophe that shall wipe humanity out. The highlights was: 1. Bill Bryson explains the authenticity of each theory that exists, and does so in simple language. He explains us what assumptions were made, how valid the conclusions are: whether it is about the age of the Earth, The Age of the Universe, The constituent elements of an Exoplanet, the composition of the Earth's core, Our Theories of how life might have come to existence, what animal was present millions of years ago, characteristics of extinct animals, changes that Earth underwent etc. 2. The pleasant style of writing - very captivating indeed. 3. References to all known and not-so-known scientists and their complete backgrounds and personality. etc. I read an edition with no pictures or images. I suggest you google such stuff, it would give you a better overall reading experience and understanding. It is a great book. If you are a philosopher at heart, trying to find the reason of existence and how we came into being, I suggest you read this one. I give it a 4 / 5
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