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Who has any idea? Alfred Wegener was a German polar reseacher, geophysicist and meteorologist. Quite a few of them!

Bryson, by his own cheerful admission anything but a scientist, makes a fair number of mistakes. Wegener’s fourth and last Greenland expedition was in It is, in the best sense, learned. Maybe even a whole paragraph! Dude, how the hell did this even get published?!

Here is how the book begins: Those science-phobes out there who freely admit their near-complete ignorance of the subject should do themselves a favor and buy a copy of this book. View all 7 comments. In taking the long view, Bryson engages some of science’s toughest questions.

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

There, I said it Bryson’s book combines the best qualities of science writers like Attenborough, Diamond, Durrell, and Wilson; presenting the information with the wit he is most known for.

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I loved reading about what old greats like Darwin thought about the world – they were all right about most things, but also very wrong about some things – makes you wonder how much we are wrong about today!

He just lost all respect from me. Surely it did for me. The best thing about this book is that it introduces other books you would like.

This is a wonderful overview of, well, exactly what the title depicts! But I’d never before read that Lady Brewster fainted, or that one of Darwin’s Beagle colleagues wandered through the crowd, holding a Bible aloft and shouting “the Book, the Book! The same calculation could now be completed using a computer in a single day.

Though I found a few errors—and suspect brvee average grad student in one of a number of the subjects covered could find historis few more—the book is nevertheless a praiseworthy stab at science writing for the layperson. Travis Harshaw People are to be respected, not their beliefs.

Very few of us really study science because it amuses us. Compartilhe seus pensamentos com outros clientes. But he also covers a lot of the history behind various discoveries or, more accurately, the foibles of the scientists that made them. The only weak point would be the prolonged, unnecessary details sometimes. Talk about a monstrous temper tantrum.

It really helps the lay reader navigate these complex topics. After sharing various stories of how humans have killed off who-knows-how-many species, Bryson interjects: For the next half- century it would be the drug of choice for young people. But the rewards and ‘A-ha!

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He says that all living creatures contain hox genes; he omits Alexander Friedmann and George Gamow from his description of how the Big Bang theory was developed; when talking about Darwin and Paley, he doesn’t seem to be aware that Natural Theology was one of Darwin’s favorite books and had a huge influence on him.

Bryson has taken us in a journey from “Cosmos” till we reached our Planet “Earth”, then went into micro-details of almost all beings. Similar relationships have been shown to obtain for all modern books.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Fast and Loose with Science There are a few caveats, however, with respect to some of the finer details. Bill Bryson is the only exception though because he’s an exceptionally gifted writer who just happens to share my sense of humor–that the end is nigh hitoria that maybe is not necessarily such a terrible thing.

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While Villumsen rode the sled, Wegener had to use skis, but they never reached the camp: I read it; I was intrigued, learned a lot.