Oct 12, 12
Read from October 08 to 11, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1
Bryson has the wonderful knack of EXPLAINING things, and this overview of science history certainly highlights his talent. The book really does cover "nearly everything" about humankind's evolving understanding of the world and universe, introduces us to the eccentric and brilliant players who have advanced various branches of scientific study, explains how things work (and how people figured it out), and gives us the whole story with all of his usual humor and insight. He writes the way I tried to teach, and I sure wish I'd had this book as a resource back when I was working in a high school science classroom!
VERY entertaining book, not to mention informative. Thumbs up! :)