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A Walk in the Woods

By Bill Bryson
  • ISBN Code: : 0385674546
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Travel
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God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

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Buy now to get the insights from Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything. Sample Insights: 1) Protons are an infinitesimal part of an atom. They are so microscopic that about 500,000,000,000 of them could fit in a dot of ink. 2) A universe is created when a proton shrinks down to one billionth of its normal size into a space so small that the proton looks enormous by comparison. This compact space is then packed with every last mote and particle of matter. This is how a universe is created.

SUMMARY - A Short History Of Nearly Everything By Bill Bryson

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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 35
  • Category : Business & Economics
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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. *By reading this summary, you will address the major scientific questions of life and the Universe. It will help you understand where you come from and what planet you live on. *You will also discover that : The Earth is only a tiny part of the Universe. There are many dangers threatening us, both underground and in our solar system. Our ancestors, the Homo Sapiens hominids, did not reveal all their secrets. The world of the infinitely small is as important as the world of the infinitely large. *To begin with, it is necessary to know that we owe our existence only to a hazardous assembly of atoms. Our life is made up of these extraordinary atomic mixtures. This idea brings us to this first observation: our life is hanging by a thread, just like our survival. Indeed, the longevity of the human species is as uncertain as these assemblages of atoms. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

A Companion to World History

By Douglas Northrop
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118305477
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : History
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A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate. Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars Explores a wide range of topics and themes, including and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, and global approaches to writing world history Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone approaches to the topic Considers issues of both scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale

Chrology

By Ulrich Ndilira Rotam
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  • Publisher : novum publishing
  • Book Code : 1642681202
  • Total of Pages : 138
  • Category : Science
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Chrology was conducted in various and generalize domain to catch all universe and his presence in one law. Over eighteen years of quest, these researches open a huge door to Rotam to discover a single and absolute law that governs all presence and existence of Universe. Chrology is the science of all sciences, unification of all human knowledge and show the whole universe in its different faces of existence. Chrology explain everything that the entire system of the universe allows us to access, understand that escape our standard methods. Chrology opens up a new conception and new ideas to add to our knowledge to understand how the absolute mysteries, the immeasurable beauties and the complexities of the universe must present itself to our access with a unique law.

Bill Bryson

By Scott P. Richert,Carmen Bredeson
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  • Publisher : Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
  • Book Code : 1608703975
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of writer Bill Bryson that describes his era, major works, and life.

The A-Z of Pointless

By Alexander Armstrong,Richard Osman
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  • Publisher : Coronet
  • Book Code : 1444782754
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Games
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Journey from A-Z, playing 26 rounds of Pointless with family and friends and enjoy facts, banter and musings from Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. Inside you'll find hundreds of questions for all the family from TV's most popular quiz show, Pointless. (You will also find thousands of answers, which is very handy.) Taking you on a journey from A to Z you will learn amazing facts, from Agincourt and Andy Warhol to Zinedine Zidane and Zimbabwe, and everything in between. As an added bonus Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, also reveal their exclusive A to Z of behind the scenes gossip and Pointless secrets, all written with their trademark wit, alongside exclusive drawings by Moose Allain. Everyone you know will love this book. Except maybe for that couple you met on holiday, and, be honest, you didn't really like them anyway. I mean, she was alright, but what was up with him?

A Religious Journey

By Fred Marquis Worrell
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  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Book Code : 1525540920
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Philosophy
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Have you ever thought about the meaning of life and the role of religion? Professor Worrell presents his agnostic journey as a cultural Christian to answer both aspects of this important question beginning with his early college days. This autobiographical account from faith to doubt includes personal, academic, philosophical, administrative, and anecdotal experiences throughout his career as a social scientist over the years. Executives will be interested in the inclusion by the author of an early program initiated by an AT&T executive and directed by the University of Pennsylvania faculty and their selected prominent guests who emphasize the importance of the literary arts as a factor to enhance decision making for top managers. Moreover, all readers may see avenues to broaden their own perspectives or to pursue other genres. Mr. Worrell’s memoir uniquely introduces the reader to a dialogue with his friend Paul R. (Bob) Indrome in an attempt to provide some humor throughout the presentation of his journey. This odyessey can be read in one sitting, or in days and weeks, depending upon reflection? It is only the author’s reflection of his journey. What questions do you ponder from time to time throughout your own journey of life?

Bible: Two Proofs and Two Mis-Translations

By Jesse Clopton James
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1512749664
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Religion
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The gaps in this Huntsville, AL, limestone were likely caused by some event somewhere on earth such as a meteoroid impact or a volcanic eruption that killed sea organisms and land animals for a few thousands of years. The mountains and the hills will burst into song before you. Isaiah 55:12 NIV. Learning something about nature is learning something about God.