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The Resource A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson, (sound recording)

A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson, (sound recording)

Label
A short history of nearly everything
Title
A short history of nearly everything
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bill Bryson has been an enormously popular author both for his travel books and for his books on the English language. Now, this beloved comic genius turns his attention to science. Although he doesn't know anything about the subject (at first), he is eager to learn, and takes information that he gets from the world's leading experts and explains it to us in a way that makes it exciting and relevant. Even the most pointy-headed, obscure scientist sucumbs to the affable Bryson's good nature, and reveals how he or she figures things out. Showing us how scientists get from observations to ideas and theories is Bryson's aim, and he succeeds brilliantly. It is an adventure of the mind, as exciting as any of Bryson's terrestrial journeys
Cataloging source
JSE
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Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
500
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
Q162
LC item number
.B88 2003
Literary text for sound recordings
essays
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Richard Matthews
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Matthews, Richard
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  • Science
  • Compact discs
  • Talking books
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Published by arrangement with Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
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
Control code
ocn760019986
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
15 sound discs (ca. 19 hr. 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780736693202
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
6156-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)760019986
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
A short history of nearly everything, Bill Bryson, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Published by arrangement with Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
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
Control code
ocn760019986
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
15 sound discs (ca. 19 hr. 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780736693202
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
6156-CD
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)760019986
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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