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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
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Oct 30, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: reading-in-egypt, 2008-books, favorites, science-for-the-simple
Read in November, 2008

I really enjoyed Brysons explanation of controversial and tough subjects like the big bang, evolution, carbon dating, DNA and of science subjects that one tends to forget after being out of school for so long.

While I wouldn't call Bryson an authority on scientifc subjects he consults and draws information from people that are and then presents the information in lay mans terms. It's not incredibly in depth but more of an overview on how the world began and how we came about. I found myself in every chapter saying out loud "Wow, that's incredible." What I also enjoyed about the book is that it really got me interested in finding more information on these subjects.

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