I just finished A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. This exceptionally fun read is one of those books that simply make you a smarter person. You go through school as a kid, and then on through college, and it’s embarrassing how little you actually know about the world and how it came to be. This book, as the title suggests, is a short history of nearly everything. From how the earth and cosmos formed, to evolution, the human body, the cell, and everything in between. Moreover, it details how these scientific discoveries took place and the curious characters behind them. Do you know how they discovered how much the earth weighed?
If you watched Neil Degrasse Tyson’s The Cosmos, it is almost as if it took all of its content from A Short History of Nearly Everything and The World Without Us.
There’s so much more to learn though.
If you care to know anything about the world around you, this book is the book to get. Check out the reviews.Tweet