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A Short History of Nearly Everything (2003 original; edició 2004)

de Bill Bryson (Autor)

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Essays. History. Science. Nonfiction. HTML: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, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involvin… (més)
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Títol:A Short History of Nearly Everything
Autors:Bill Bryson (Autor)
Informació:Crown (2004), Edition: First Edition, 544 pages
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A Short History of Nearly Everything de Bill Bryson (2003)

  1. 162
    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies de Jared Diamond (Percevan)
  2. 72
    The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements de Sam Kean (amyblue)
  3. 31
    Maps of Time : An Introduction to Big History de David Christian (clamairy)
  4. 20
    Coming of Age in the Milky Way de Timothy Ferris (sturlington)
  5. 21
    Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe de Simon Singh (residue)
  6. 54
    Your Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body de Neil Shubin (meggyweg)
  7. 11
    The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life de David Quammen (Dariah)
  8. 00
    News from an Unknown Universe de Frank Schätzing (Dariah)
  9. 11
    Origin Story: A Big History of Everything de David Christian (ajagbay)
  10. 00
    Some Remarks: Essays and Other Writing de Neal Stephenson (themulhern)
    themulhern: The same sort of rollicking verve about science in "A Short History of Nearly Everything" as in the essay 'Mother Earth; Mother Board".
  11. 00
    Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens de Andrea Wulf (themulhern)
    themulhern: Both books stick to the science adventure, and go rather light on the actual science. "Chasing Venus" is about the decade long effort to calculate the value of the astronomical unit; Bryson's book is more shallow and broad.
  12. 44
    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed de Jared M. Diamond (Percevan)
  13. 11
    The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium de Robert Lacey (Usuari anònim)
  14. 22
    Knowledge and Wonder de Victor F. Weisskopf (erik_galicki)
    erik_galicki: Weisskopf is more concise, more cohesive, and less anecdotal than Bryson. I consider Weisskopf a more enlightening but less entertaining alternate.
  15. 12
    Almost Everyone's Guide to Science: The Universe, Life and Everything de John Gribbin (Noisy)
    Noisy: If you find Bryson too lightweight, then the next step is to Gribbin. Gribbin goes all the way from the smallest scale (sub-atomic particles) to the largest (the universe).
  16. 03
    I Love Paul Revere, Whether He Rode or Not de Richard Shenkman (John_Vaughan)
  17. 712
    Història del temps de Stephen Hawking (coclimber)
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Molt complert i asequible
  Armengol | Oct 13, 2018 |
Entenc la intenció de l'autor al escriure el llibre: donar una pinzellada sobre totes les disciplines científiques existents, els seus principals fets i els seus protagonistes. I ho fa bé, amb un estil amè i divertit, fent assequibles les nocions més complexes.

Però no se'n surt: l'objectiu és tant ampli, i es tracten temes tant diferents i allunyats en tan poques pàgines de diferència que acabes perdent la referència de tot. Quan llegeixes sobre paleontologia ja no recordes el que ha dit sobre l'univers, etc, etc. I com a llibre de consulta general també és massa dispers, perquè l'autor segueix l'ordre d'explicació que més li convé. Més ràpid posar-ho al google. ( )
  arnautc | May 3, 2015 |
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The more I read of ''A Short History of Nearly Everything,'' the more I was convinced that Bryson had achieved exactly what he'd set out to do, and, moreover, that he'd done it in stylish, efficient, colloquial and stunningly accurate prose.
 
"Una breve historia de casi todo" explica como ha evolucionado el mundo para acabar siendo lo que es hoy. Explica cualquier aspecto de nuestro universo, desde el más recóndito al más conocido.
afegit per Jaism94 | editaBill Bryson
 
The book's underlying strength lies in the fact that Bryson knows what it's like to find science dull or inscrutable. Unlike scientists who turn their hand to popular writing, he can claim to have spent the vast majority of his life to date knowing very little about how the universe works.
 

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The physicist Leo Szilard once announced to his friend Hans Bethe that he was thinking of keeping a diary: 'I don't intend to publish. I am merely going to record the facts for the information of God.' ''Don't you think God knows the facts?" Bethe asked. 'Yes,' said Szilard. 'He knows the facts, but He does not know this version of the facts.'
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They're all in the same plane. They're all going around in the same direction. . . .It's perfect, you know. It's gorgeous. It's almost uncanny. - Astronomer Geoffrey Marcy describing the solar system
Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night; / God said, Let Newton be! and all was light. - Alexander Pope
A physicist is the atoms' way of thinking about atoms. - Anonymous
The history of any one part of the Earth, like the life of a soldier, consists of long periods of boredom and short periods of terror. - British geologist Derek V. Ager
The more I examine the universe and study the details of its architecture, the more evidence I find that the universe in some sense must have known we were coming. - Freeman Dyson
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Essays. History. Science. Nonfiction. HTML: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, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involvin

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