Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

A Short History of Nearly Everything
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(3)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Published:
Books on Tape 2006
Status:
Checked Out
Description
One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trailwell, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understandand, if possible, answerthe oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
10/17/2006
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780739353202
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Bill Bryson. (2006). A Short History of Nearly Everything. Unabridged Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bill Bryson. 2006. A Short History of Nearly Everything. Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything. Books on Tape, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bill Bryson. A Short History of Nearly Everything. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2006.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection110

There are 30 holds on this title.

Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
b072049c-e4ca-a1e8-538a-b5abb7a46e3c
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 16:34:16
Date Updated:
Jun 12, 2018 16:34:16
Last Metadata Check:
Apr 17, 2021 16:03:43
Last Metadata Change:
Apr 11, 2021 07:20:34
Last Availability Check:
Apr 17, 2021 16:03:46
Last Availability Change:
Apr 14, 2021 19:20:33
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Apr 17, 2021 02:28:02

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{78765C5E-ADF9-494D-8F78-47CBD4B7702F}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{78765C5E-ADF9-494D-8F78-47CBD4B7702F}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/787/65C/5E/{78765C5E-ADF9-494D-8F78-47CBD4B7702F}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/787/65C/5E/{78765C5E-ADF9-494D-8F78-47CBD4B7702F}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780736697958
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780739353202
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780736697958
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780739353202
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780736693202
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Bill Bryson
title
A Short History of Nearly Everything
dateAdded
2008-06-20T00:14:51.58-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=114376
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Short History of Nearly Everything
crossRefId
114376
id
78765c5e-adf9-494d-8f78-47cbd4b7702f
starRating
4.4

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{78765C5E-ADF9-494D-8F78-47CBD4B7702F}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{78765C5E-ADF9-494D-8F78-47CBD4B7702F}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/787/65C/5E/{78765C5E-ADF9-494D-8F78-47CBD4B7702F}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/787/65C/5E/{78765C5E-ADF9-494D-8F78-47CBD4B7702F}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: AShortHistoryofNearlyEverything9780739353202
      • partCount: 15
      • fileSize: 528321712
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780736697958
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780739353202
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 10/31/2006
      • samples:
            • source: "Books on Tape Presents..."
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/1191-1/114376-AShortHistoryOfNearlyEverything.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/114376-AShortHistoryOfNearlyEverything.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=78765C5E-ADF9-494D-8F78-47CBD4B7702F&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: AShortHistoryofNearlyEverything9780739353202
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 527789866
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: 8
            • value: penguinrandomhouse_audio#9780736697958
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780739353202
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 02/04/2003
      • samples:
            • source: "Books on Tape Presents..."
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/1191-1/114376-AShortHistoryOfNearlyEverything.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/1191-1/114376-AShortHistoryOfNearlyEverything.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=78765C5E-ADF9-494D-8F78-47CBD4B7702F&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Bryson, Bill
      • bioText: Bill Bryson's bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods (a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte released in 2015), Notes from a Small Island, and A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize). He lives in England with his wife. To learn more, visit billbrysonbooks.com.
        Richard Matthews is a performer who has narrated many audiobooks, including A Short History of Nearly Everything, 1984, and The Count of Monte Cristo.
      • name: Bill Bryson
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Matthews, Richard
      • name: Richard Matthews
imprint
Random House Audio
subjects
      • value: Science
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDate
2006-10-17T00:00:00-04:00
edition
Unabridged
publishDateText
10/17/2006
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9780736693202
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trailwell, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understandand, if possible, answerthe oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed)...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
A Short History of Nearly Everything
fullDescription
One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trailwell, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understandand, if possible, answerthe oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.
sortTitle
Short History of Nearly Everything
crossRefId
114376
popularity
14200
publisher
Books on Tape
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1B3gEAAA2d/products/78765c5e-adf9-494d-8f78-47cbd4b7702f/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
78765c5e-adf9-494d-8f78-47cbd4b7702f
starRating
4.3