A Short History of Nearly Everything

  • Par Bill Bryson
  • Lu par Richard Matthews
  • 17 h 48 min
  • Version intégrale | Livre audio

Résumé de l'éditeur

Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant. Even the most pointy-headed, obscure scientist succumbs to the affable Bryson's good nature, and reveals how he or she figures things out. Showing us how scientists get from observations to ideas and theories is Bryson's aim, and he succeeds brilliantly. It is an adventure of the mind, as exciting as any of Bryson's terrestrial journeys.

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"Imagine if you can -- and of course you can't..." is how Bryson opens his explanation of how a universe is born. And he has the uncanny ability to not say too much, nor too little; to use metaphors brilliantly but without cliché; and to sound like he's actually learning as he goes along. Like Stephen Hawking before him, Bryson skips from one BIG topic to the next with the curiosity of a child and the patience of a schoolteacher. It's like having a front-row seat to the history of the world. With his slightly bemused English accent, narrator Richard Matthews sounds completely at home in the material, chatting knowingly and with perfect dry comic timing. For managing to cover the universe and keep it lively, this experience definitely merits as an all-time favorite.

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"Not to be missed." ( AudioFile)"Destined to become a modern classic of science writing." ( The New York Times Book Review)

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Une présentation des connaissances actuelles dans les domaines des sciences naturelles accessible à tous, assez exhaustive, bien narrée et qui fait vraiment réfléchir sur notre place dans le monde.
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  • Date de publication : 17-10-2003
  • Éditeur : Books on Tape