The incomparable Bill Bryson travels through time and space to introduce us to the world, the universe and everything in this pioneering book, the best-selling popular science book of the 21st century.
Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveler, but even when he is safe at home he cannot contain his curiosity about the world around him.
A brief history of almost everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we came from there, being nothing at all, to here, being ourselves.
Bill Bryson's challenge is to take away topics that usually bore most of us, such as geology, chemistry and particle physics, and see if there is a way to make them understandable to people who have never thought they might be interested in science.
The latest eye-opening journey through time and space, A Short History of Nearly Everything, is the best-selling popular science book of the 21st century, revealing the world in a way that most of us have never seen before.