An unabridged audio version. Narrator: William Roberts.
I read this book when it first came out.
A Short History of Nearly Everything is Bill Bryson’s quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. He takes subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry, and particle physics, and aims to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science. In the company of some extraordinary scientists, Bill Bryson reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
I read this book when it first came out and enjoyed it very much. I decided to get the audio version as I found that was so much information that I had not retained I thought it was worth taking-it in again in a different way.
With so much going on at work, I don’t think I have retained a huge amount more, but again I reall enjoyed the book and think everyone should read it.