A Really Short History of Nearly Everything
Created: 14th August, 2015

A Really Short History of Nearly Everything

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Puffin

Travel writer Bill Bryson turns his friendly writing style to exploring the science associated with the history of the earth and the life on it, plus information about people who made scientific discoveries. He has adapted the text, originally published for adults, to make it accessible to young people and this is illustrated with photographs and cartoon-style drawings. As a non-scientist, Bryson enthusiastically interprets and explains the wonder of these facts and ideas: ‘When we die, our atoms will break up and move off to find new uses elsewhere – as part of a leaf or drop of dew, or even another human being.’