A Short History of Nearly Everything
Buy this book at Amazon.com or try Amazon.co.uk in England, Amazon.ca in Canada, Amazon.de in Germany, Amazon.fr in France, Amazon.it in Italy, Amazon.es in Spain. ASIN=0767908171, Category: Science, Language: E, cover: HC, pages: 560, year: 2003.
Bill Bryson is one of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers. In A Short History of Nearly Everything, he takes his ultimate journey-into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, the intellectual odyssey of a lifetime, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. Or, as the author puts it, "...how we went from there being nothing at all to there being something, and then how a little of that something turned into us, and also what happened in between and since." This is, in short, a tall order. ...
Recommended by W.E. Buffer at the Berkshire Hathaway AGM 2004, Omaha.
Quote W.E. Buffett: "I've been reading A Short History of Nearly Everything. It's interesting to see people in the mid mid-18th century trying to estimate the weight of the earth. Isaac Newton spent most of his career trying to turn lead into gold - he would have been a good stock broker."
-- Quote C.T. Munger: "He was the smartest guy on earth yet got caught up in the South Sea bubble."