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4/25/07 8:44 PM
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PhilHellmuth
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Edited: 25-Apr-07
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Anyone read "A Short History of Nearly Everything," by Bill Bryson? Just bought it today. Any good?
4/28/07 8:44 PM
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Jonwell
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Great book.
4/30/07 10:32 PM
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Stu Needlehammer
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Not a big Bryson fan. Stopped reading "Notes From a Small Island" about halfway through. He comes off as kind of pompous and has a fawning obsession with England. My sister listened to the "Mother Tongue" on audio and said he spoke with an English accent. The problem is is that he's from Des Moines, Iowa. Everyone that I know that has read "A Walk in the Woods" has said it was excellent, however. Perplexing.
5/3/07 5:38 AM
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Jonwell
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He's lived most of his life in England.
5/3/07 3:59 PM
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He's saving the countryside! What about Iowa, you asshat!?
5/3/07 4:14 PM
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Stu Needlehammer
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I just don't like it when people affect English accents. See Madonna, et all. Seems a bit pretentious to me, but I'm also petty.
5/5/07 4:26 AM
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My dad gave me this book for christmas but I haven't read it yet. But your thread reminded me, so I think I'll give it a go next.
5/5/07 6:09 PM
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Edited: 05-May-07
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I liked the book a lot. Basic history of science for idiots, with interesting prose. It was a good book for me to introduce myself with different sciences. I also liked a complete idiots guide to understanding Einstein. Great primer on Physics. Defender of the Faith
5/5/07 6:49 PM
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Edited: 05-May-07
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for later
5/14/07 2:43 AM
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Jonwell
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"I also liked a complete idiots guide to understanding Einstein. Great primer on Physics." I agree, first physics book I bought actually.

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