Table of contents for A short history of nearly everything / Bill Bryson.


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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS                  vii
INTRODUCTION                      1
PART I  LOST IN THE COSMOS                 7
1   How to Build a Universe           9
2   Welcome to the Solar System      19
3   The Reverend Evans's Universe    29 
PART II  THE SIZE OF THE EARTH            41
4   The Measure of Things            43
5   The Stone-Breakers               63
6   Science Red in Tooth and Claw    79 
7   Elemental Matters                97
PART III  A NEW AGE DAWNS                 113
8   Einstein's Universe              115
9   The Mighty Atom                 133
10  Getting the Lead Out            149



11   Muster Mark's Quarks              161
12   The Earth Moves                   173
PART IV   DANGEROUS PLANET                  187
13   Bangl                             189
14   The Fire Below                    207
15   Dangerous Beauty                  224
PART V   LIFE ITSELF                       237
16   Lonely Planet                     239
17   Into the Troposphere              255
18   The Bounding Main                 270
19   The Rise of Life                  287
20   Small World                       302
21   Life Goes On                      321
22   Good-bye to All That              335
23   The Richness of Being             350
24   Cells                             371
25   Darwin's Singular Notion          381
26   The Stuff of Life                 397
PART Vl   THE ROAD TO US                    417
27   Ice Time                          419
28   The Mysterious Biped              434
29   The Restless Ape                  453
30   Good-bye                          469
NOTES                             479
BIBLIOGRAPHY                      517
INDEX                            529





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