A short history of the end of the world

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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

In Brysons biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.
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There are doubtless many people who, faced with the prospect of relatives arriving for Christmas, are hoping that the Mayan calendar is right.
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With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again. World leaders decided to complement the UN Charter with a road map to guarantee the rights of every individual everywhere. The document they considered, and which would later become the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was taken up at the first session of the General Assembly in Later the work was taken over by a formal drafting committee, consisting of members of the Commission from eight States, selected with due regard for geographical distribution. The Commission on Human Rights was made up of 18 members from various political, cultural and religious backgrounds. But Mrs. Chang was a pluralist and held forth in charming fashion on the proposition that there is more than one kind of ultimate reality.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee is a British computer scientist. He was born in London, and his parents were early computer scientists, working on one of the earliest computers. Growing up, Sir Tim was interested in trains and had a model railway in his bedroom. He recalls :. Then I ended up getting more interested in electronics than trains. Later on, when I was in college I made a compute r out of an old television set. Scientists come from all over the world to use its accelerators, but Sir Tim noticed that they were having difficulty sharing information.

However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Soldiers of the rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities. This photo was taken at a. The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at a. The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, , with these words:. Whereas the 11th of November , marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and. Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and.

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