Book Pocket Review, Title A Short History of Nearly Everything, Author Bill Bryson, Rating 4.0, Taking fundamental science personally
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bryson has produced a brilliant exposition on fundamental science that is highly accessible and engrossing for any good reader. The author covers many topics of physics and astrophysics, including the origins of the universe, nuclear physics, and the origins and geological development of the earth.
He also covers many topics in biology, from the origins of life and on through evolution. All of this is done in an immediate and personal style that unclutters much of the science and makes it feel applicable to the reader’s own life.
Recommended by my brother Peter.