“Brims with strange and amazing facts . . . destined to become a modern classic of science writing.”
-The New York Times
About the Author
Bill Bryson’s bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods
, In a Sunburned Country
, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
, and A Short History of Nearly Everything
, which won him the 2004 Aventis Prize. He lives in England with his wife and children.