A Short History of Nearly Everything - Illustrated

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Fully illustrated edition of Bryson's prize-winning popular science bestseller.

A Short History of Nearly Everything - Illustrated, Bill Bryson

In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History Of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the world of science both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe. Now in this glorious new illustrated edition, everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization is even more vividly brought to life with stunning full colour photographs, drawings, portraits and cartoons.

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  • Hardback
    $69.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780385609616
    Published: 09/11/2005
    Imprint: Doubleday
    Extent: 624 pages
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Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson's bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent and Notes From A Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. Another travel book, A Walk in the Woods, has become a major film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson. His new number one Sunday Times bestseller is The Road To Little Dribbling.

His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History Of Nearly Everything, won the Royal Society's Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award, and is the biggest selling popular science book of the 21st century. Bryson has also written books on language, on Shakespeare, on history, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life And Times Of The Thunderbolt Kid.

Bill Bryson was born in the American Mid-West, and now lives in the UK. A former Chancellor of Durham University, he was President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England for five years, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society.