In this exciting new edition of Bill Bryson's worldwide bestseller, A Short History of Nearly Everything--which has been specially abridged and adapted for younger readers--Bryson explores the mysteries of time and space and how, against all odds, life came to be on the wondrous planet we call home. Perfect for science nerds, classroom use, and supplementary reading. Full-color illustrations make the science come alive.
Explore the mysteries of the universe without ever leaving your home! Bill Bryson takes on the world of science and answers questions big and small, perfect for curious readers looking to learn outside of the classroom!
Did you know that:
• Every atom in your body has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to being you?
• If you are an average-sized kid, you have enough potential energy inside you to explode with the force of several hydrogen bombs?
And—What happened to dinosaurs? How big is the universe? Why are oceans salty? Is a meteor going to hit us?
Tackling everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bill Bryson’s inimitable storytelling skill makes the why, how, and, just as importantly, the who of scientific discovery entertaining and accessible for young readers.