A Short History of Nearly Everything is an interesting book that puts into perspective the whole history of development and understanding of not just humanity and scientific discovery but of the universe and environment. It starts with the beginning of the universe and takes us all the way through history until modern day era.
Whilst the book touches on topics that are fairly well known for someone well-read and doesn’t delve into specifics because of the scope of the task of explaining everything, it produces an interesting narrative and overall outlook on existence and its development so far. There are a lot of interesting stories of how discoveries happened and the different people involved which will both amuse and further your understanding of history, and I think the author has done very well in choosing what important parts to add to the narrative of going through the history of everything.
It is an enjoyable book to read, and I couldn’t put it down, even though I had reasonable in depth knowledge of everything that is touched upon in the book, it was still an interesting read thanks to how it has been written and crafted with many short interesting passages which litter the book. I couldn’t put it down because of this.
I definitely recommend this book to any kind of reader, whether well versed in scientific discoveries through the ages and the understanding of the history of existence or not. It’s a good read.
- $11.50 or £6.99