Viviamo in un pianeta di cui si sa poco o addirittura quasi nulla. Quanto è grande? Quali leggi ne governano il moto, la natura, i fenomeni? È per questo che Bryson si è convinto che, prima di lasciarlo, sia giusto provare a conoscerlo un po' meglio, usare la propria intelligenza e curiosità per scoprirne le regole e i segreti. E allora parte per un viaggio molto diverso da quelli che ha raccontato negli ultimi anni, un viaggio che lo conduce nel mondo delle scoperte e delle conoscenze scientifiche, narrando la storia dell'universo come se fosse un romanzo, facendo comprendere, senza difficoltà inutili, la teoria della relatività, i segreti chimici del big bang, le leggi dell'evoluzionismo, con una prosa ironica e divertente.
- ISBN: 8882467708
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 200
A Short History of Goodreads Surveys show that nearly 40% of all Americans believe the history of literature started in 2007, when Amazon sold the first Kindle; indeed, Amazon Fundamentalists hold it as an article of faith that Jeff Bezos actually wrote all the world's e-books over a period of six da Leggi tutto
Good grief if I had even one textbook half this enthralling in high school, who knows what kind of impassioned -ologist I would have grown up to be. I hereby petition Bryson to re-write all curriculum on behalf of the history of the world. I would run across things half-remembered from midterms and s Leggi tutto
Okay, so here's my Bill Bryson story. I was in The Gladstone, a public house not too far from this very keyboard, with my friend Yvonne, who will remain nameless. We had been imbibing more than freely. A guy approached our table and asked me in a sly surreptitious manner if I was him. Him who? Was I Leggi tutto
What I learned from this book (in no particular order) 1. Phosphor was accidentally discovered when a scientist tried to turn human urine into gold. The similarity in color seemed to have been a factor in his conviction that this was possible. Like, duh. I’m no scientist, but shouldn’t it be obvious Leggi tutto
يحكى أن يهوديا قرر الذهاب إلى دمياط للتجارة و حينما وصل إليها أراد اختبار أهلها قبل أن يبدأ مشروعه فأشار للصبى الذى أستأجره ليكون دليلا لهخذ هذا القرش فاشتر لنا غداء و شراب و حلوى و لا تنسى طعام للحمار و شيئا أتسلى به فى طريقىكان القرش لا يشترى بالكاد وجبة طعام لشخص واحد الا ان الشاب الدمياطى - و ال Leggi tutto
A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson A Short History of Nearly Everything by American author Bill Bryson is a popular science book that explains some areas of science, using easily accessible language that appeals more so to the general public than many other books dedicated to the subje Leggi tutto
Bryson's dead serious: this is a history of pretty much everything there is -- the planet, the solar system, the universe -- as well as a history of how we've come to know as much as we do. A book on science written by a non-scientist, this a perfect bridge between the humanities and the natural sci Leggi tutto
Picked this up on audiobook when I was on tour and listened to it in my car. I found it fascinating and informative. Kinda like a reader's digest version of the history of science. And even though I knew a fair chunk of what was mention, there was a lot of material I'd never even had a glimmer of be Leggi tutto
It's easy to nitpick A Short History of Nearly Everything . Bryson, by his own cheerful admission anything but a scientist, makes a fair number of mistakes. He says that all living creatures contain hox genes; he omits Alexander Friedmann and George Gamow from his description of how the Big Bang theo Leggi tutto
Big bois. Long bois. Extra extra page bois.Everyone's heard of them. The Libraries are full of them. But are they worth it?Click the link for my video review of the big bois in my life. The Written Review: Want a whirlwind worldwide romance adventure minus the romance? This is the book for you. This b Leggi tutto
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