A Short History of Nearly Everything

At the National Press Club, travel writer Bill Bryson discussed his book A Short History of Nearly Everything, published by Broadway Books. The… read more

At the National Press Club, travel writer Bill Bryson discussed his book A Short History of Nearly Everything, published by Broadway Books. The book describes the search to answer to some of the great scientific questions in a simple and enjoyable fashion. The book’s organization is historical and built on humanizing anecdotes about the pioneers of physics, chemistry, geology, biology, evolution and paleontology, and cosmology. After his presentation, which included reading several passages from the book, the author answered questions from members of the audience.

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A Short History of Nearly Everything

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Program ID:
282424-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 15, 2008 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 16, 2008 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Nov 15, 2008 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 16, 2008 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2