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Title:Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Atlas
ISBN:9045009706
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Number of Pages:512
Category:History, Non fiction, Science

Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles by Bill Bryson, Servaas Goddijn

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles Hoe kunnen ze weten hoe en wanneer het heelal begon en hoe het was toen het begon Hoe weten ze wat er zich in een atoom afspeelt En dan nog de vraag misschien wel bovenal hoe kan het dat wetenschappers vaak van alles lijken te weten maar nog steeds geen aardbeving kunnen voorspellen of ons zelfs maar vertellen of we een paraplu moeten meenemen naar de races van volgende week woensdag .

In i Een kleine geschiedenis van bijna alles i onderneemt Bill Bryson zijn meest avontuurlijke reis tot nu toe die door het leven zelf Met hetzelfde enthousiasme en dezelfde nieuwsgierigheid als waarmee hij vele landen op de wereld bezocht en beschreef legt hij nu de geschiedenis van het leven op aarde vast Al zijn hele leven heeft Bryson zich afgevraagd of het mogelijk was de essenti le onderwerpen van belangrijke wetenschappen als geologie scheikunde paleontologie en astronomie waarin de geheimen van het leven besloten liggen op een duidelijke en spannende manier op te schrijven Het resultaat van deze jarenlange obsessie is dit boek waarin Bryson deze ingewikkelde zaken niet alleen ontsluiert maar ze ook op heldere spannende en meeslepende wijze beschrijft

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I come from Des Moines Somebody had to br br And as soon as Bill Bryson was old enough he left Des Moines couldn t hold him but it did lure him back After ten years in England he returned to the land of his youth and drove almost miles in search of a mythical small town called Amalgam the kind of trim and sunny place where the films of his youth were set Instead his search led him to Anywhere USA a lookalike strip of gas stations motels and hamburger outlets populated by lookalike people with a penchant for synthetic fibres Travelling around thirty eight of the lower states united only in their mind numbingly dreary uniformity he discovered a continent that was doubly lost lost to itself because blighted by greed pollution mobile homes and television lost to him because he had become a stranger in his own land br br The Lost Continent is a classic of travel literature hilariously stomach achingly funny yet tinged with heartache and the book that first staked Bill Bryson s claim as the most beloved writer of his generation, Subtitle Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America majestic mountains silent forests sparking lakes If you re going to take a hike it s probably the place to go And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you ll find He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy or just foolhardy folks he meets along the way and a couple of bears Already a classic i A Walk in the Woods i will make you long for the great outdoors or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in, b A CLASSIC FROM THE i NEW YORK TIMES i BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF i ONE SUMMER i b br br Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door memorable travel literature threatens to break out His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller i A Walk in the Woods i i In A Sunburned Country i is his report on what he found in an entirely different place Australia the country that doubles as a continent and a place with the friendliest inhabitants the hottest driest weather and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet The result is a deliciously funny fact filled and adventurous performance by a writer who combines humor wonder and unflagging curiousity br br Despite the fact that Australia harbors more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else including sharks crocodiles snakes even riptides and deserts Bill Bryson adores the place and he takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond that beaten tourist path Wherever he goes he finds Australians who are cheerful extroverted and unfailingly obliging and these beaming products of land with clean safe cities cold beer and constant sunshine fill the pages of this wonderful book Australia is an immense and fortunate land and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide, b From one of the most beloved and bestselling authors in the English language a vivid nostalgic and utterly hilarious memoir of growing up in the s br b br Bill Bryson was born in the middle of the American century in the middle of the United States Des Moines Iowa in the middle of the largest generation in American history the baby boomers As one of the best and funniest writers alive he is perfectly positioned to mine his memories of a totally all American childhood for carat memoir gold Like millions of his generational peers Bill Bryson grew up with a rich fantasy life as a superhero In his case he ran around his house and neighborhood with an old football jersey with a thunderbolt on it and a towel about his neck that served as his cape leaping tall buildings in a single bound and vanquishing awful evildoers and morons in his head as The Thunderbolt Kid br br Using this persona as a springboard Bill Bryson re creates the life of his family and his native city in the s in all its transcendent normality a life at once completely familiar to us all and as far away and unreachable as another galaxy It was he reminds us a happy time when automobiles and televisions and appliances not to mention nuclear weapons grew larger and more numerous with each passing year and DDT cigarettes and the fallout from atmospheric testing were considered harmless or even good for you He brings us into the life of his loving but eccentric family including affectionate portraits of his father a gifted sportswriter for the local paper and dedicated practitioner of isometric exercises and OF his mother whose job as the home furnishing editor for the same paper left her little time for practicing the domestic arts at home The many readers of Bill Bryson s earlier classic i A Walk in the Woods i will greet the reappearance in these pages of the immortal Stephen Katz seen hijacking literally boxcar loads of beer He is joined in the Bryson gallery of immortal characters by the demonically clever Willoughby brothers who apply their scientific skills and can do attitude to gleefully destructive ends br br Warm and laugh out loud funny and full of his inimitable pitch perfect observations i The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid i is as wondrous a book as Bill Bryson has ever written It will enchant anyone who has ever been young