Friday, January 01, 2010

A Real Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Science, to many school-aged children, seems boring and difficult. Most do not realize how extremely important and amazing it really is. Bryson explored many different topics ranging from the birth of the universe to dinosaurs and many others. From his point of view, the Big Bang was the start of the universe, and it only took one ten-millionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second to happen. Another explored topic was Newton and his laws of motion. Incorporating silly cartoon pictures and stories, Bill Bryson gives a rather detailed but short history of the science of the world.

My favorite subject to study is science. I am always asking "why" and "how." For any science lover, A Really Short History of Nearly Everything is perfect. Bryson writes in a humorous manner, but he is extremely informative. I love the book's organization and how there are countless pictures and extra pieces of information on the sides of pages. The vocabulary fits perfectly with the subject matter, and unfamiliar terms are defined finely. The book covers many different aspects of science and does so fluently. The only thing that I would improve about the book is making it longer or having "part-two"!

Reviewer Age:16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Carlisle, Pennsylvania United States of America