A Short History of Nearly Everything

If you can’t tell, I’m catching up on posting about recent readings so there’ll be a few more of these.

Last week (or so), I finished A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.  It’s a heaving novel pop-science novel that contains, well, just about everything. The book starts off at the dawn of time and then takes the reader through subatomic particles, to evolution, to geology, to ice ages and finally to global warming. It’s pretty well written, in a conversational tone that means it a bit more approachable. If you’ve been looking for a good science/history of science book this one fits that bill well. Throughout the book are stories of the inventors/discoverers/finders lives and the often strange experiences that happened along the way to some particular scientific finding. While quite long, it kept me engaged through it’s entire course.