A Short History of Nearly Everything

by Bill Bryson | Audiobooks |
ISBN: 0552151742 Global Overview for this book
Registered by biba89 of Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on 1/26/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Wednesday, January 26, 2005
This book gives everything it promised to. It gives insight into more scientific topics than you could shake a stick at - from meteorology to taxonomy, from vulcanic activity to the forming of solar systems and from E = mc2 to the structure of atoms. And I haven't even finished it. Besides, it is highly amusing. I would expect no less from mr. Bryson. I am in debt for all this work he did for us.
I bought this book at Schiphol airport at the beginning of my honeymoon, thus being able to feed my new husband these interesting scraps of information, such as: "For millions of years, a gigantic, flightless, carnivorous bird called Titanis was possibly the most ferocious creature in North America." Or that the whole of Yellowstone National Park is in fact one gigantic caldera, or shield-shaped vulcan.
In buying this book, I broke a long tradition of having Bryson books given to me by foreigners. But hey, who cares, so long as I am able to grasp a bit more of the world I live in.

Journal Entry 2 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, January 31, 2005
After I finish it, This short history will travel as a ring.
Elefteria
Rubyblue
1976Galadriel
Wandering
Dutch-flybaby

and back to me.

Journal Entry 3 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Friday, February 25, 2005
It will be handed over to Elefeteria personally, at our meetup this Sunday in Nijmegen.

Journal Entry 4 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, March 12, 2005
Tomorrow Bryson goes to Elefteria.

Journal Entry 5 by Elefteria from Enschede, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, March 14, 2005
Biba gave me this ring yesterday at the meeting! I also got some tea for my birthday, so it's tea and reading this week! fortunally I have holiday :-) thanks Biba.

Journal Entry 6 by Elefteria from Enschede, Overijssel Netherlands on Saturday, May 28, 2005
didn't read the whole book. some parts were interesting... and some boring ;-)
it's time that it's going to travel again!

Journal Entry 7 by wing1972Galadrielwing from Schiedam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Sunday, May 29, 2005
Ah..the order has changed ;) now its my turn!

Journal Entry 8 by wing1972Galadrielwing from Schiedam, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Nice! This book wil be handed over to Rubyblue, Wandering or dutch-flybaby at Castricum.

Journal Entry 9 by DTH-272697 on Wednesday, June 29, 2005
At last, I have this book. Wandering may have to wait a while for it. Not only is it a very thick book (over 600 pages), I am leaving in a week for 4 weeks in the States . . . I'm going to try to get read a number of other (shorter) books that I picked up at Castricum so I can release themin the US. So I won't even be able to start this book for at least a month. Thanks, biba!

Journal Entry 10 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Sunday, March 12, 2006
I received it back from Rubyblue today, in Borra, but now I see that wandering is still on the ring list. Well, she will get it eventually, at a next meeting perhaps.

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