Friday, August 11, 2017

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson       Audio Book: 17 hours, 48 minutes       Hardback Book:  560 pages          

In the beginning…as is written in Genesis in the Bible, the Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking, the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin and now A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.    Bill takes the reader from the geological to the genealogical.    From the beginning of the planet to the dawn of mankind.    He brings up many good points and while a little like listening to Sheldon Cooper at times, he does add a bit of humor here and there along the way.    Very different from his other books, more serious and scholarly but interesting.   He brings the reader from the big bang to bipeds.   There is much of the teacher in Bill Bryson.    He does not carry that chip on his shoulder in this one.   Very down to earth and literally down to the basics of the anatomy of the universe.   Good job however more sedate than his usual writings.   That is not a bad thing, its just a thing.

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