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A short history of nearly everything
Bryson, Bill.
Adult Nonfiction Q162 .B88 2003

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ContentsPage
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Part I - Lost in the Cosmosp. 7
1 - How to Build a Universep. 9
2 - Welcome to the Solar Systemp. 19
3 - The Reverend Evans's Universep. 29
Part II - The Size of the Earthp. 41
4 - The Measure of Thingsp. 43
5 - The Stone-Breakersp. 63
6 - Science Red in Tooth and Clawp. 79
7 - Elemental Mattersp. 97
Part III - A New Age Dawnsp. 113
8 - Einstein's Universep. 115
9 - The Mighty Atomp. 133
10 - Getting the Lead Outp. 149
11 - Muster Mark's Quarksp. 161
12 - The Earth Movesp. 173
Part IV - Dangerous Planetp. 187
13 - Bang!p. 189
14 - The Fire Belowp. 207
15 - Dangerous Beautyp. 224
Part V - Life Itselfp. 237
16 - Lonely Planetp. 239
17 - Into the Tropospherep. 255
18 - The Bounding Mainp. 270
19 - The Rise of Lifep. 287
20 - Small Worldp. 302
21 - Life Goes Onp. 321
22 - Good-bye to All Thatp. 335
23 - The Richness of Beingp. 350
24 - Cellsp. 371
25 - Darwin's Singular Notionp. 381
26 - The Stuff of Lifep. 397
Part VI - The Road to usp. 417
27 - Ice Timep. 419
28 - The Mysterious Bipedp. 434
29 - The Restless Apep. 453
30 - Good-byep. 469
Notesp. 479
Bibliographyp. 517
Indexp. 529


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