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.
In this feast of invention and discovery, Bill Bryson, with the help of The Science Museum’s curators, takes us object by object through some of the museum’s less well 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.