A Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller, but even when he stays safely at home he can’t contain his curiosity about the world around him. A short history of nearly everything is his quest to understand everything that has happened from the big bang to the rise of civilization – how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill bryson’s challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology.
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If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual steven pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases.
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සරල කෙටි වැකි යෙදු පාලි සාහිත්ය ග්රන්ථ හිඟයි. රසවාහිණිය ධම්ම පදට්ඨ කථා ආදී ග්රන්ථවල දිග වැකි තිබීම නිසා ආධුනිකයන්ට පහසුවෙන් තේරුම් ගැනීමට නොහැකියි මේ ග්රන්ථය ලියන ලද්දේ ඒ අපහසුව මගහැරවිමටය. පිංතුර මාර්ගයෙන් පාලි වචන ඉගැන්වීම පහසුවන බැවින් ඒ සදහා පිංතුර යෙදිමි.
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Sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life, wellness, and longevity. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when we don’t sleep. Compared to the other basic drives in life – eating, drinking, and reproducing – the purpose of sleep remained elusive.
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Have you ever wondered how the universe began? Or what it takes to put humans on the moon – or even on mars? What would you do if you could travel through space and time? Embark on the adventure of a lifetime in this beautiful collection of up-to-the-minute essays mind-blowing facts and out-of-this-world colour photographs, by the world’s leading scientists including professor stephen hawking himself, curated by the brilliant lucy hawking.
The only thing to fear is loss of ambition. But if you’ve got plenty of that, then you have nothing to fear at all’ – neil degrasse tyson neil degrasse tyson is arguably the most influential, acclaimed scientist on the planet. As director of the hayden planetarium, and host of cosmos and startalk, he has dedicated his life to exploring and explaining the mysteries of the universe. Every year, he receives thousands of letters – from students to prisoners, scientists to priests.