Описание: Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people who have never thought they could be interested in science.
It's not so much about what we know, as about how we know what we know. How do we know what is in the centre of the Earth, or what a black hole is, or where the continents were 600 million years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out?On his travels through time and space, he encounters a splendid collection of astonishingly eccentric, competitive, obsessive and foolish scientists, like the painfully shy Henry Cavendish who worked out many conundrums like how much the Earth weighed, but never bothered to tell anybody about many of his findings. In the company of such extraordinary people, Bill Bryson takes us with him on the ultimate eye-opening journey, and reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Down Under ISBN: 1784161837 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161835 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: от 687 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly.Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Mother Tongue ISBN: 0141040084 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141040080 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: от 835 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Presenting a tour of English from its mongrel origins to its status as the world`s most-spoken tongue; its apparent simplicity to its deceptive complexity; its vibrant swearing to its uncertain spelling and pronunciation, this book covers curious eccentricities that make it as maddening to learn and as flexible to use.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: At Home ISBN: 0552777358 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552777353 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: от 687 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. Taking a journey around the rooms of his own house, an 1851 Norfolk rectory, the author discovered surprising connections in relation to the history of the way we live.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: One Summer ISBN: 0552779407 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552779401 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 729 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Notes from A Small Island ISBN: 1784161195 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161194 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 860 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: In 1995, before leaving his much-loved home in North Yorkshire to move back to the States for a few years with his family, Bill Bryson insisted on taking one last trip around Britain, a sort of valedictory tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: The Road to Little Dribbling ISBN: 0552779849 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780552779845 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: от 596 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to celebrate the green and kindly island that had become his adopted country. This book an insight into all that is best and worst about Britain.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Neither Here, Nor There ISBN: 1784161829 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161828 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 729 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The author`s first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In this book, he deals with Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold on his wallet, and journeys from Hammerfest, the northernmost town on the continent, to Istanbul on the cusp of Asia.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Made In America (R/I) ISBN: 1784161861 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161866 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 767 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn`t won, why Americans say `lootenant` and `Toosday`, and more.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Icons of England ISBN: 1784161969 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161965 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 860 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: A celebration of the English countryside that focuses on the rolling green landscapes and magnificent monuments that set England apart from the rest of the world. It also presents an eclectic variety of personal icons, from pub signs to seaside piers, from cattle grids to canal boats, and from village cricket to nimbies.
Описание: Suitable for younger readers, this book covers the wonder and mysteries of time and space, the frequently bizarre and often obsessive scientists and the methods they used, and the extraordinary accidental discoveries which suddenly advanced whole areas of science when the people were actually looking for something else (or in the wrong direction).
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Walk In The Woods ISBN: 1784161446 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781784161446 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 815 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Shakespeare ISBN: 000719790X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780007197903 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 815 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: This short biography of William Shakespeare by world famous writer Bill Bryson brims with the author`s inimitable wit and intelligence.
Автор: Bryson Bill Название: Seeing further ISBN: 000830162X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780008301620 Издательство: HarperCollins UK Рейтинг: Цена: от 911 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Richard Holmes, Martin Rees, Richard Fortey, Steve Jones, James Gleick and Neal Stephenson amongst others, this beautiful, lavishly illustrated book tells the story of science and the Royal Society, from 1660 to the present.
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