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Bill Bryson Book Review

  • Submitted by: herbsmoker
  • on March 24, 2012
  • Category: English
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Bill Bryson Book Report
The world today is governed by many natural laws, most of which is not understood or even acknowledged by the majority of people. That is reasonable considering that is a tremendous amount of information that is available today that makes it particularly difficult for anyone to have an understanding of all the natural laws. In Bill Bryson’s book, A Short History of Nearly Everything, he successfully explains many of the important natural laws in a language that is understandable without most of the scientific jargon, by describing them using analogies and descriptive examples, which creates a sense of appreciation for these natural laws.
The book itself is divided into six parts to organize the different areas of science that is covered, from the universe and earth to the atoms and cells. He even touches on some of Einstein’s complex ideas but made it very much understandable. He explains the theory of relativity it in a way that scientist would explain it “… Relativity says that space and time are not absolute, but relative to both the observer and to the thing being observes, and the faster one moves the more pronounced these effects become. We can never accelerate ourselves to the speed of light, and the harder we try the more distorted we will become, relative to an outside observer. “If anyone were to read this they would have no clue what this meant at all. They would not have gain any real understanding of what relativity is and because of this, people cannot appreciate what relativity is. Bryson then goes to explain the theory of relativity by using an example. He wanted the reader to envision “…A train one hundred yards long moving at 60 percent of the speed of light. To someone standing on a platform watching it pass, the train would appear to be only eighty yards long and everything on it would be similarly compressed. If we could hear the passengers speak, their voices would sound slurred and sluggish, like a record played...

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