A Short History Of Nearly Everything

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 9781312792562
Genre : History
File Size : 41.27 MB
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In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds.
Category: History

At Home

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 9780385679442
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 77.76 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
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Bill Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and At Home is likely to become the most illuminating book on the way we lived then and live now--the why and the where and the how of it--ever written. Now, in this handsome new edition, his sparkling prose will be enhanced by some 200 carefully curated full-colour images from both the past and the present. Selected from a staggering array of sources to bring Bill's journey to vivid life, these pictures will make reading At Home an immersive experience. When you've finished this book, you will see your house--and your daily life--in a new and revelatory light.
Category: House & Home

Eine Kurze Geschichte Der Mittelalterlichen Philosophie

Author : Jos Decorte
ISBN : 9783838524399
Genre : Philosophy
File Size : 40.62 MB
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Die faszinierende Welt der mittelalterlichen Philosophie wird in diesem Band ebenso kompakt wie übersichtlich dargestellt. Der Verfasser - einer der führenden Experten auf diesem Gebiet - versteht es, die Gedankengebäude der scholastischen Denker exakt herauszuarbeiten und in die kulturgeschichtlichen Zusammenhänge einzubetten. So entsteht eine höchst informative Darstellung, die nicht nur einen ersten Überblick ermöglicht, sondern auch den Ausgangspunkt für vertiefende Studien darstellen kann. Die Übersetzer und Herausgeber haben den Band durch einen Anhang mit kommentierten Literaturhinweisen für die Begleitung von Lehrveranstaltungen besonders gut brauchbar gemacht.
Category: Philosophy

The History Of Bees

Author : Maja Lunde
ISBN : 9781501175732
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 24.43 MB
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In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao’s young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought-provoking story that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.
Category: Fiction