A short history of nearly everything [sound recording] / Bill Bryson.Material type: SoundPublisher number: 6156-CD | Books on TapePublication details: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, p2003Edition: Library edDescription: 15 sound discs (19 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 inISBN: 0736693203 :Subject(s): Science -- Popular worksGenre/Form: Audiobooks.DDC classification: 500 LOC classification: Q162 | .B88 2003ab
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Lost in the cosmos: How to build a universe; Welcome to the solar system; Reverend Evans's universe -- Size of the earth: Measure of things; Stone-breakers; Science red in tooth and claw; Elemental matters -- New age dawns: Einstein's universe; Mighty atom; Getting the lead out; Muster Mark's quarks; Earth moves -- Dangerous planet: Bang!; Fire below; Dangerous beauty -- Life itself: Lonely planet; Into the troposphere; Bounding main; Rise of life; Small world; Life goes on; Good-bye to all that; Richness of being; Cells; Darwin's singular notion -- Road to us: Ice time; Mysterious biped; Restless ape; Good-bye.
Read by Richard Matthews.
The author wrote this book so that everyone could understand and appreciate ... the wonder and accomplishments of science at a level that isn't too technical or demanding, but isn't entirely superficial either.-Introd.