This is an awesome book and easily one of my favorites. The book is fantastic because you don’t need to have a deep or vast prior knowledge of science to enjoy it, but if you do, you’ll still love it. Bill Bryson is an American, but has a dry and very British sense of humor, which he must have picked up while living in the UK. If you’re looking for some summer reading, A Short History of Nearly Everything should definitely be on your list.
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