Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles by Bill Bryson, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Readers’ questions about Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles. 11 questions answered. About Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles. by Bill Bryson. Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles by Bill Bryson Bill Bryson remarked that Midgley possessed “an instinct for the regrettable that was almost uncanny”.

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Dec 12, Well, it attracted my inner geek, anyway! Then, as a final act of indignity, Owen had a section of Mantell’s spine removed and displayed his pickled spine in a jar in his museum.

November 29, Language: All life is one. His work led to the release of large quantities of lead into the atmosphere as a result of the large-scale combustion of leaded gasoline all over the world. And it was all done in about the time it takes to make a sandwich.

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This is quite a remarkable critique. In ‘Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles’ lukt het Bill Bryson om wetenschappelijke kennis uit onder andere de geologie, scheikunde, kwantumfysica, paleontologie en sterrenkunde voor een groot publiek te ontsluiten.

Bryxon died and Villumsen was never seen again. Jul 29, Alastair Hudson rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is presented in conversational tone making it an easier read, and includes interesting explanations such as how and why the Mason Dixon line was created named after the men who “dre” the line and how it became the division between slavery and freedom. In his last book, he turned his attention to science. Finally, despite having read the grown-ups version, and quite a few other books on science history, this was a pleasure for me to read too.

Jun 28, Queen rated it really liked it. Is it worth getting that rather than its much wordier, less-illustrated counterpart? He died that afternoon. During the first world war, his son Erwin was taken prisoner by the French ingescniedenis his other son Karl was killed in action at Verdun.


Time periods covering billions of years and the size of a bacteria are difficult concepts for grown-ups too. We read about two or three of the short articles regarding some unique aspect of the history and development of our civilization, planet, solar system, galaxy and universe.

If you want an interesting read for your coffee table this would be a good choice.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Plus, the kids will love it too even gesdhiedenis the text is too dense for them. Max Planck was a German theoretical physicist whose work on quantum theory won him the Nobel Prize in physics in Furthermore, it has colorful illustrations, and geschiedeenis asks and answers questions about science. I’m not a scientist, so when I started reading this book, I expected that I would skip some parts.

Furthermore, I ewn agree with his assertion that if you look at the development of our planet and if we are truly the only “intelligent” life out there, then we have been EXTREMELY lucky and should not blow it. To get the free app, enter your bryso phone number. The “Grown-Ups” version is one of my favourite non-fiction books, so reading the children’s version to my 6 and 8 year olds as bedtime reading was a no-brainer.

Some of the info is given in s If I had to criticize this book for something, I’d say there is a bit of a incongruence between the YA label and Bryson the narrative’s tone. Or that the earth is slightly oblong? English Choose a language for shopping. Alfred Wegener was a German polar reseacher, geophysicist and meteorologist.

Whats the next book one should read after finishing this? On to “The Hobbit” shortly! There were frequent interruptions, questions and explanations to help their understanding.

Boll good, enjoyable read.

Greta’s review of Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles

I’m happy his vocabulary is increasing and with good words too. He settled in England inand worked in journalism until he became a full time lkeine. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Wegener died probably of a heart attack Bill Bryson wrote he froze to death.


What became of Edwin Hubble after his death at his home on the 28th of Septemberis a mystery. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. The science topics in the book elucidate on astronomy, paleontology, physics, chemistry, geography, and oceanography.

The last few articles, “chapters” or bull about animal extinction, overpopulation, global warming and pollution were a bit of a downer; especially for my little artist who took the death and loss of animals and the effect of pollution on “their world” pretty hard.

These life-stories were all in the book, but not literally, because I read the Dutch version and googled for more details. Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles.

Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Search for a book to add a reference. On 19 October the remaining three members of the expedition reached Eismitte.

These are a few that especially spiked by interest: Or that that diagram of the planets we are all familiar with is completely not to scale? We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. On 24 September, although the route markers were by now largely buried under snow, Wegener set out with thirteen Greenlanders and his meteorologist Fritz Loewe to supply the camp by dog sled.

He manages to incorporate all the essential facts necessary to understand the evolution and mysteries of life. Feb 19, Alyssa rated it it was amazing.