Reading: Bill Bryson – A Short History of Nearly Everything

In Archive by Fredy Ore

I managed to last week buy a copy of Bill Bryson’s, A Short History of Nearly Everything, whilst on my way to Zurich, Switzerland.


It’s one of those books that is hard to put down. This, his latest book is a walkthrough of science covering the subjects of geology, chemisty, paleontology, astronomy and physics from the curious mind of Bryson.

The book is more a way to possibly understand, appreciate, marvel and enjoy the wonder and accomplishment of science and to render it comprehensible to people, like Bryson, made bored (or scared) stiff of science at high school.

His interest is not simply to discover what we know, but to find out how we know it – It is a great read.