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A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson

I absolutely loved this one. I'm a programmer, but I love the history of the physical sciences like chemistry, physics, geology, etc and associated things like math. Scientists did the funniest things to find out what we know now!

This is a good one, but it's full of tedious details, and long boring sections with names you've never heard of. It's a fun book altogether, and there's high signal in there, but also high level of noise.

I enjoyed this one, but the name is a misnomer. It's been awhile, but as I remember it, it was actually a history of history itself, or how mankind knows what it does about history

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