Bill Bryson's Appliance of Science

  • by Bill Bryson
  • Narrated by Bill Bryson
  • 2 hrs and 4 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

In the brand-new Audible Original Premium Podcast, Sunday Times best-selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson, teams up with The Science Museum to celebrate the ideas and inventions of the incurably curious. Across this five episode series, Bill Bryson, with the help of The Science Museum's curators, takes us object by object through some of the museum's lesser known inventions and discoveries - and the human stories behind them.
Discover how a teenage inventor, a pig's head, a lump of plywood and a famous British record label made medical history or how some inventions simply happen by accident. This 'museum for your ears' looks at how experimentation, competition, hard work and a desire to change our lives for the better have contributed to the progress of mankind.
Accompanying this scientific adventure is an exclusive Audible Sessions interview with Bill, in which he delves into the making of this project, revisits his past works, and explains why it's a good thing that no-one could ever read all the books out there.


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Customer Reviews

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1st bad Bryson book-pathetic copycat of Mary Roach

1st bad Bryson book-pathetic copycat of Mary Roach he should stick to cultural anthropologist of America as accidental tourists
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- Amazon Nile

waste of money

I am a huge Bill Bryson fan, but this is wildly overpriced. it's really a collection of podcasts, followed by an interview with Bryson. The podcasts are vaguely interesting at best, like going to a boring museum.
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- warrendbell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios