A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

The title of this book might seem to imply a history of all human events, but rather it's about the history of developments in our understanding of the world, and the universe.

Written in an informative and entertaining style that is accessible to the general public, Bill Bryson explores the history of science - a chronology of the discoveries that led to our understanding of our world and some of its great mysteries, from the Big Bang, to the evolution of species and culture, to the scientific revolutions that enabled us to understand them.

The illustrated edition is supplemented by full-colour artwork, visually illustrating the concepts and people who forged our understanding of the universe.