Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything
is my single most favor book or audio book of all time. These days one does not get time between shooting photography, editing said photography, work and family life to curl up with a good book. So, on the commute (nyc subway) and while sitting at my desk editing sexy models I listen to audio books from Audible.com. For this title I highly recommend the one read by Richard Matthews.
In this short history trip 17 hours and 48 minutes to be exact Bryson explains in more layman terms everything from the “Big Bang” to now.
“…it occurred to me with an uncomfortable forcefulness that I didn’t know the first thing about the only planet I was ever going to live on!”
From this notion he takes us on a journey of how we got to now through his studies of journals and articles and ask “saintly and patient” scientist how we know what we know. It is a terrific tail of a brief history of the science in a unscientific way. Many of things we forgot in our school room science classes are explained to better understanding. This title was brought to my attention by my favorite podcast This Week in Photo again a great read or listen!
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