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A short history of nearly everything [electronic resource]. Bill Bryson.

Bryson, Bill. (Author). Matthews, Richard. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780739353202 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (15 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2006.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Richard Matthews.
Summary, etc.: 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.In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail — well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand — and, if possible, answer — the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world's most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books,...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 515939 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Science.
Genre: Electronic books.

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