1.02.2007

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Bill Bryson
A Short History of Nearly Everything

Thanks to " Bastet" for this up. Here's an audio book for the brain. Bill Bryson's -
A Short History of Nearly Everything. This should keep the mind spinning for another 365 days. Enjoy!

Editorial Review:
From primordial nothingness to this very moment, A Short History of Nearly Everything reports what happened and how humans figured it out. To accomplish this daunting literary task, Bill Bryson uses hundreds of sources, from popular science books to interviews with luminaries in various fields. His aim is to help people like him, who rejected stale school textbooks and dry explanations, to appreciate how we have used science to understand the smallest particles and the unimaginably vast expanses of space. With his distinctive prose style and wit, Bryson succeeds admirably. Though A Short History clocks in at a daunting 500-plus pages and covers the same material as every science book before it, it reads something like a particularly detailed novel (albeit without a plot). Each longish chapter is devoted to a topic like the age of our planet or how cells work, and these chapters are grouped into larger sections such as "The Size of the Earth" and "Life Itself." Bryson chats with experts like Richard Fortey (author of Life and Trilobite) and these interviews are charming. But it's when Bryson dives into some of science's best and most embarrassing fights--Cope vs. Marsh, Conway Morris vs. Gould--that he finds literary gold.

Code:
http://rapidshare.de/files/14156267/BrysonHistory.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.de/files/14156269/BrysonHistory.part2.rar
http://rapidshare.de/files/14156314/BrysonHistory.part3.rar
http://rapidshare.de/files/14159060/BrysonHistory.part4.rar
http://rapidshare.de/files/14158329/BrysonHistory.part5.rar

3 comments:

Richard said...

Brilliant !!

Never really got checked out audio books .. but this is excellent!

Would it be too much to ask if you had any more tucked away on your excellent blog? I've searched but ..

Thanks

The Wino said...

Here ya go. One of my fav authours

Jack Kerouac: Readings on the Beat Generation (6 audio files)

http://rapidshare.de/files/4498178/KerouacreadsontheBeats.rar
password = kero
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Stephen Hawking - A Brief History of Time

http://rapidshare.de/files/12549056/history.rar.html

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Allen Ginsberg - Howl: 50th Anniversary of its publication.

http://rapidshare.de/files/18296544/AG_H.rar.html

Richard said...

Thanks

VERY much appreciated..