William Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson
28 Nov 2007 // 3:59 PM
Bryson's unassuming and enjoyable survey is a useful introduction that students and playgoers will find handy.
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson
8 Oct 2003 // 8:00 PM
While providing tremendous insight into the history of science and the study of the world at large, Bryson's most interesting observations lie in his fascinating description of said scientists and their peculiarities and obsessions.