Cold Spring Book Club: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join us as we discuss A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. Amazon Summary
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Age Range: Adult
Snacks Provided: Yes
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