- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 17 hours and 48 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Books on Tape
- Audible.com Release Date: October 17, 2003
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0000U7N00
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A Short History of Nearly Everything Audiobook – Unabridged
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Be prepared though to being overwhelmed because there is a lot of information in this book, with references to other works. This book is best read in sections allowing yourself some time to think about what you have learned; and I'm sure you are going to learn at least a few things.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to understand what an amazing place our planet is and life that exists on it.
My only criticism of Mr. Bryson's writing in this book is complete confusion of Metric and American units of measurements--it isn't unusual for Mr. Bryson to use pounds at the beginning of a sentence, and kilometers near the end.
Otherwise, great reading.
One specific issue bothers me, regarding Bryson's explanation of the Richter scale.
In the book, Bryson states" It rises exponentially, so that a 7.3 quake is fifty times more powerful than a 6.3 quake and 2500 times more powerful than a 5.3 quake." That makes no sense to me. The difference between the first two mentioned quakes is one log-10 (the second is ten times more powerful than the first) and the difference between the first and third is two log-10 (the third is is 100 times greater than the first). Am I missing something?
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This specific versions audio book is also superbly narrated