About this book
Paperback edition of Bryson's bestselling romp through evolutionary theory. The hardback was a constant at the top of the bestseller charts, confirming Bryson as one of the most popular non-fiction writers working today. "A thoroughly enjoyable, as well as educational, experience" "Daily Express"
Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. This book is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization.