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Friday, 11 July 2014

Book Review: "A Short History of Nearly Everthing"

I highly recommend this book by Bill Bryson to anyone with an interest in geography, particularly if this is accompanied by any level of scientific curiosity. This book aims to complete the monumental task of informing a reader of all the main processes that have led to the formation of the earth we know and us as a species, referring to how these ideas have changed over time. The areas discussed rarely venture beyond GCSE level however explain any difficult areas in a simple, but neither patronising nor condescending, manor that has helped to improve my understanding of ideas I previously considered mastered. I particularly recommend this to my fellow year 12/13s as an ideal base from which to begin supercurricular reading, as the areas of topic could easily be discussed in interview and a good level of understanding prior can only be to your benefit.

James Winder

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