In The Bestselling, Prize Winning A Short History Of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson Achieved The Seemingly Impossible By Making The Science Of Our World Both Understandable And Entertaining To Millions Of People Around The GlobeNow He Turns His Attention Inwards To Explore The Human Body, How It Functions And Its Remarkable Ability To Heal Itself Full Of Extraordinary Facts And Astonishing Stories, The Body A Guide For Occupants Is A Brilliant, Often Very Funny Attempt To Understand The Miracle Of Our Physical And Neurological Make UpA Wonderful Successor To A Short History Of Nearly Everything, This Book Will Have You Marvelling At The Form You Occupy, And Celebrating The Genius Of Your Existence, Time And Time Again
William McGuire Bill Bryson, OBE, FRS was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 He settled in England in 1977, and worked in journalism until he became a full time writer He lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire He and his family then moved to New Hampshire in America for a few years, but they have now returned to live in the UK.In The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson s hilarious first travel book, he chronicled a trip in his mother s Chevy around small town America It was followed by Neither Here Nor There, an account of his first trip around Europe Other travel books include the massive bestseller Notes From a Small Island, which won the 2003 World Book Day National Poll to find the book which best represented modern England, followed by A Walk in the Woods in which Stephen Katz, his travel companion from Neither Here Nor There, made a welcome reappearance , Notes From a Big Country and Down Under.Bill Bryson has also written several highly praised books on the English language, including Mother Tongue and Made in America In his last book, he turned his attention to science A Short History of Nearly Everything was lauded with critical acclaim, and became a huge bestseller It was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, before going on to win the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communication Prize His next book, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, is a memoir of growing up in 1950s America, featuring another appearance from his old friend Stephen Katz October 8 sees the publication of A Really Short History of Nearly Everything .
- 400 pages
- The Body: A Guide for Occupants
- Bill Bryson
- 21 January 2019 Bill Bryson