A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

654 pages first pub 2003 (editions)

nonfiction history science adventurous challenging reflective slow-paced


Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened f...

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informative 98%
reflective 41%
funny 39%
inspiring 24%
challenging 21%
lighthearted 19%
adventurous 14%
hopeful 5%
relaxing 5%
sad 2%
emotional 1%
mysterious 1%


medium 49%
slow 40%
fast 10%

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