An Outline for a Book Report: A Short History of Nearly Everything

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Bryson, Bill. A short history of nearly everything. New York: Broadway Books, 2003.

II. Summary of the Main Ideas 1. Subject: Bill Bryson is writing about science and the discoveries we have made into knowing about the universe, and the earth's existence. 2. Occasion; Bryson had written A Short History of Nearly Everything, because, Bryson had felt that “[The science book] wasn’t exciting at all” (5), therefore he hadn't liked science verymuch. Until, one day he had wondered how did they know that we had layers to the earth when we have never traveled far enough down to know. That is when he had set out on a journey to expand his limited knowledge of the universe, and science. 3. Audience: Anyone with an earning to learn.
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Bryson, Bill. A short history of nearly everything. New York: Broadway Books, 2003.

II. Summary of the Main Ideas 1. Subject: Bill Bryson is writing about science and the discoveries we have made into knowing about the universe, and the earth's existence. 2. Occasion; Bryson had written A Short History of Nearly Everything, because, Bryson had felt that “[The science book] wasn’t exciting at all” (5), therefore he hadn't liked science verymuch. Until, one day he had wondered how did they know that we had layers to the earth when we have never traveled far enough down to know. That is when he had set out on a journey to expand his limited knowledge of the universe, and science. 3. Audience: Anyone with an earning to learn. It is most likely intended for people with a limited or, has no knowledge of the universe, and the earth's existence throughout time. 4. Purpose: The main purpose of the book is to educate, and inform. He helps to widen the knowledge of people who are not experts in the field of science, or whom did not feel that had absorbed enough information in school and are still seeking the knowledge. 5. Speaker: Bill Bryson is the narrator, and he writes in first person. This demonstrated when he give examples from his life and using sentence referring to himself. For example, “I am delighted that you could make it” (1).

III. Critical Analysis and Evaluation

1. Logos: Bill Bryson argues in A Short Story of Nearly Everything that as