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New Scientist: The Origin of (almost) Everything

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  401 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Where did we come from? How did it all begin? These are the biggest questions in the universe, and New Scientist has the answers ...

Introduction by Professor Stephen Hawking

From what actually happened in the Big Bang to the accidental discovery of post-it notes, science is packed with surprising discoveries. Did you know, for instance, that if you were to get too close to
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 25th 2016 by Nicholas Brealey (first published 2016)
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Metin Yılmaz
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science
Kısa ama öz bilgilerin yer aldığı, bol görselli, popüler bilim kitabı. Günümüzde sıklıkla kullanılan infografiklerle desteklenmiş güzel dataları var. Bunların yanı sıra okumayı kolaylaştıran akıcı bir anlatımı var. Kısacası beğendim ve tavsiye ederim. Özellikle çocuklarınıza mutlaka okutmalısınız.
Zaten İş Bankası Kültür Yayınlarının yanlış seçim yapacağını çok düşünmüyordum.
Özgür Baltat
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Bilim ve doğa’daki buluşları, temel ve derin sorunlarla ilgili kitabın başlığında ifade edildiği gibi “neredeyse her şeyin kökeni” ile ilgili hikayeleri anlatan resimlerle, şekillerle renklendirilmiş eğlenceli bir keşif kitabı. Evren, gezegenimiz, yaşam, uygarlık, bilgi ve icatlar ana başlıklarında hazırlanmış. Çocukluğumuzun ansiklopedi karıştırdığımız günlerini anımsatan çok keyifli bir okuma oldu.
Arunayan Sharma
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Splendid .
Bookoholic.me
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading popular science books is always fun - you learn something new, discover things you had no idea about and find new conversation topics.

From the visual point of view the book is great - it is super colourful with many graphics. The structure of article + visual addition works really well and makes the book available to everyone. You also can’t get bored as I’d assume it might happen with the text only.

It’s an easy read, divided by categories and you can always explore the topics you’re th
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Ludmila Marton
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Origin of almost everything" is a VAST exaggeration, the book barely touches the basics of our life and evolution (origin of universe, our planet, invetions, knowledge etc - and for some bizzare reason also a random thing like belly button fluff - I guess just to look it really covered almost everything). Well, it's understandable, the real thing would take up at least twenty volumes of 1000 pages. But the title gave me quite high expectations that weren't met.
Apart from that I still enjoyed i
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Muhsin Dogan
Very simple and very easy for the ones who want to know about science. Introduction level stories are easily grasped while reading books. I can recommend for the beginner readers.
Serkan
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: stephen-hawking
wonderful
Nuttawat Kalapat
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
รีวิว 4/2021 126 ของเพจ
The Origin of (Almost) Everything : จุดกำเนิดของโลก ชีวิต จักรวาล และ (เกือบ) ทุกสิ่ง
ผู้เขียน เกรแฮม ลอว์ตัน
ผู้แปล ธิดา จงนิรามัยสถิต
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คำเตือนนี่คือ หนังสือ ที่ผู้เขียนใช้ภาษาทางวิชาการตรงๆ นะ ไม่มีลูกเล่นให้อ่านเพลินหรืออ่านง่ายอะไรทั้งสิ้น บางเรื่องเข้าใจยากเช่นจักรวาล บางเรื่องก้เข้าใจง่าย เพราะมันคนละหัวข้ออย่างกับหนังสือคนละเล่ม
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แต่ด้วยการรวมหัวข้อของหนังสือ และทุกคำถามเกี่ยวกับ ต้นกำเนิด สิ่งเหล่านี้ที่น่าสนใจนี่แหละที่ทำให้เราต้องอ่านมัน
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บางหัวข้อเราอาจจะชอบ บางหั
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Paweł
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Książka jest pięknie wydana i porusza wiele interesujących tematów (choć z oczywistych przyczyn mocno przekrojowo), ale niepokoi mnie fakt, że pomimo czterech osób odpowiedzialnych za korektę polskiej wersji przeszły takie kwiatki jak:

"Uznaje się powszechnie, że >>chwila zero<< dla Układu Słonecznego nastąpiła 4567 miliardów lat temu". (str. 50)

Ok, zwykła literówka powiecie, zabrakło przecinka. Ale skoro to tylko przecinek, to czemu "miliardów" a nie "miliarda"? A jak to poniżej skomentujecie?

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Thuraya
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Definitely 5/5 stars.
This book is a great start for science nerds whom want to dive deeper into the ocean of science, it discusses “almost” everything and gives interesting information about all the discussed matters.
What I loved about it the most was that it was purely scientific and not a single time did the author use religion or the concept of God to proof anything which makes the book suitable for all people, believers and nonbelievers.
Alain Kovacs
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science, nonfiction
A fascinating book. Very well researched and documented facts but I would have preferred a little more depth to it, at least in some places, otherwise, it is definitely a must read if you'd like to refresh or learn new facts about how it all started and evolved since the big bang up till the internet. ...more
Aleksandra
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simply brilliant. Compulsory read for everyone providing magnificent overview of the World - its history, creation and inhabitants. At the same time pointing out some (surprisingly) widely believed misconceptions. If you want to shine among friends, this book will help you come up with amazing random facts.
Lee
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting, good reference book.
Daniel Bernardes
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: science-tech
Reads like a scientific almanac. Nice, light read.
Any Length
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
thoroughly enjoyable. Lot's of interesting facts. ...more
Nuno Coelho
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Há livros que são verdadeiros pedaços de conhecimento. É o caso desde “A Origem de (Quase) Tudo” da New Scientist.

Era um dos livros que tinha intenção de ler persicamente por saber que é constituído por um lote significativo de pequenos textos sobre os mais diversos temas: desde a início da vida, passado, pela vida em sociedade até à razão pela qual se forma cotão no umbigo...

Os textos são curtos e bem conseguidos, embora em alguns casos pudesse, na minha opinião, ser um pouco mais concretos. Ab
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Heather Solomon
Nov 18, 2020 rated it did not like it
Brought this book home with the intention of sending it to my seven-year-old nephew. Opened to a random page and found the following “Lifeblood of civilization” Fossil fuels allow us to consume 100 times as much energy as a hunter-gatherer. In other words, having access to them is equivalent to owning a hundred slaves.” Mostly I am scornful of internet outrage, but I am seriously disturbed and puzzled that this made it through the editing process and into a book! I don’t know what the rest of th ...more
Muhsin Dogan
Genel olarak iyi bir giriş kitabı sayılabilir. Görsel kullanımı ve editöryel manada epey iyi bir kitaptı. Kitabı bilim ve tarihsel manada “giriş düzeyi” olarak önerebilmek amacıyla elime almıştım pişman da değilim. Özellikle derinleşmek isteyenler için iyi bir indeksleme ürünü olmuş. Eğlenceli ayrıntıları olan ama bilim üzerine okuyanlar için tekrarları barındıran bir kitap.
Adsun22
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Niestety rozczarowanie. Większość faktów przedstawionych w książce to oczywiste oczywistości, w dodatku potraktowane powierzchownie i skrótowo. Jedyne co z niej wyciągnąłem to ciekawostki typu długość penisa nosorożca, które mógłbym opowiadać na prywatkach, gdybym tylko na takowe był zapraszany.
Demet
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Salt okudum bitti denilecek bir kitap değil. Gençleri bilime ve bilim tarihine yönlendirmek için kullanılabilecek ve defalarca açıp okunulacak bir kitap. Bir okuyuşta sindirmek (en azından benim adıma) zor. Ara ara açıp bölümleri okuyup etraflıca araştırmak şart...
YHC
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's more suitable for those who has never read through the whole earth history, astronomy, biology..etc to start from this interesting fun book. The subjects are well selected and specially the second half are about the discoveries that changed the current human world.
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Roman Gayevsky
Jun 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Not recommend audible version. There is no clear structure, hence it is quite hard to focus. Got destructed frequently and ended up with around 70% of the book missed. Yet one may find some interesting stuff in it.
Yogesh
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book gives you the basic ideas and aspects of major questions one might ponder. we can explore more into specific topics based on the books suggestion given at the end of the book. The suggested books are really good.
PETER YOUNG author of 'Whiteout'
A very good book that almost everyone should learn something new. However the title is a bit misleading as it would be almost impossible to include the orgin of almost everything.
Miroslaw Pawelko
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was ok
Only few interesting facts or statistics
Chouba Nabil
Nov 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
the book raises a lot of questions and answers them.
it pushes your curiosity to high-level
by the end of the book, you will be discovering and learning new facts
Emma Slaughter
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting book, and not so complicated that it us out of the realm of all but the most intelligent
severyn
May 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Super bit-sized chunks of knowledge.
Does not mention laboratories in Wuhan.
Anca
Similar to "Homo sapiens" but without the red line throughout the chapters. ...more
Priti Sahay
Feb 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book. Must read for anyone having an iota of interest in Science.
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