Book Club: A Short History of Nearly Everything
As part of the Great Big Science Read, prominent Australian scientists told us about their favourite science books. Then you could have voted for the next book club title in our People’s Choice poll.
The winning book was the best-selling and prize-winning book by Bill Bryson A Short History of Nearly Everything.
A Short History of Nearly Everything is a popular science book explaining what has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization – how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. The ultimate eye-opening journey through time and space spiced by an unique narration style reveals the world in a way most of us have never seen it before.
A Short History of Nearly Everything was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, won the Aventis Prize for Science Books and won the Descartes Science Communication Prize.