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"Evolution is one of the most powerful and important ideas ever developed in the history of science. Every question it raises leads to new answers, new discoveries, and new smarter questions. The science of evolution is as expansive as nature itself. It is also the most meaningful creation story that humans have ever found."—Bill Nye
Sparked by a controversial debate in February 2014, Bill Nye has set off on an energetic campaign to spread awareness of evolution and the powerful way it shapes our lives. In Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, he explains why race does not really exist; evaluates the true promise and peril of genetically modified food; reveals how new species are born, in a dog kennel and in a London subway; takes a stroll through 4.5 billion years of time; and explores the new search for alien life, including aliens right here on Earth.
With infectious enthusiasm, Bill Nye shows that evolution is much more than a rebuttal to creationism; it is an essential way to understand how nature works—and to change the world. It might also help you get a date on a Saturday night.
Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today's rising youth to action: to create a better future.
In UNSTOPPABLE, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless. With a scientist's thirst for knowledge and an engineer's vision of what can be, Bill Nye sees today's environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world. We need not accept that transportation consumes half our energy, and that two-thirds of the energy you put into your car is immediately thrown away out the tailpipe. We need not accept that dangerous emissions are the price we must pay for a vibrant economy and a comfortable life. Above all, we need not accept that we will leave our children a planet that is dirty, overheated, and depleted of resources. As Bill shares his vision, he debunks some of the most persistent myths and misunderstandings about global warming. When you are done reading, you'll be enlightened and empowered. Chances are, you'll be smiling, too, ready to join Bill and change the world.
In Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, the New York Times bestselling author of Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation and former host of "Bill Nye the Science Guy" issues a new challenge to today's generation: to make a cleaner, more efficient, and happier world.
Praise for UNDENIABLE:
"With his charming, breezy, narrative style, Bill empowers the reader to see the natural world as it is, not as some would wish it to be. He does it right. And, as I expected, he does it best." -Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D, host of COSMOS
"Bill Nye, 'the Science Guy,' has become a veritable cultural icon....[T]he title of his new book on evolution...[is] 'Undeniable,' because, yes, there are many Americans who still deny what Darwin and other scientists long ago proved." -Frank Bruni, The New York Times
"With a jaunty bow tie and boyish enthusiasm, Bill Nye the Science Guy has spent decades decoding scientific topics, from germs to volcanoes, for television audiences....In his new book, Nye delights in how [evolution] helps to unlock the mysteries of everything from bumblebees to human origins to our place in the universe." -National Geographic
"When it comes to Bill Nye, 'Science Guy' doesn't even begin to cover it. When he's not being summoned to act as a voice of reason for news outlets or leading meetings as CEO of the Planetary Society, he is living the life of a best-selling author....His recently published book, 'Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation,' enlightens readers while using a conversational, educational tone. After all, it's his ability to break down even the most complicated topics into bite-size pieces that made him such a hit on his '90s children's show 'Bill Nye, the Science Guy.'" -The Boston Globe
"Mr. Nye writes briskly and accessibly...[and] makes an eloquent case for evolution."-The Wall Street Journal
"Because [Bill Nye is] a scientist, he has no doubts that the 'deniers' of evolution are flat wrong. And because he's a performer, his book is fun to read and easy to absorb." -The Washington Post
"Ignite your inner scientist when Nye, known for delivering geeky intel with clarity and charm, takes on one of society's most hotly de
Everyone has an inner nerd just waiting to be awakened by the right passion. In Everything All at Once, Bill Nye will help you find yours. With his call to arms, he wants you to examine every detail of the most difficult problems that look unsolvable—that is, until you find the solution. Bill shows you how to develop critical thinking skills and create change, using his “everything all at once” approach that leaves no stone unturned.
Whether addressing climate change, the future of our society as a whole, or personal success, or stripping away the mystery of fire walking, there are certain strategies that get results: looking at the world with relentless curiosity, being driven by a desire for a better future, and being willing to take the actions needed to make change happen. He shares how he came to create this approach—starting with his Boy Scout training (it turns out that a practical understanding of science and engineering is immensely helpful in a capsizing canoe) and moving through the lessons he learned as a full-time engineer at Boeing, a stand-up comedian, CEO of The Planetary Society, and, of course, as Bill Nye The Science Guy.
This is the story of how Bill Nye became Bill Nye and how he became a champion of change and an advocate of science. It’s how he became The Science Guy. Bill teaches us that we have the power to make real change. Join him in... dare we say it... changing the world.
"All men may be liars; but all men cannot lie as well or as entertainingly as Mr. Bill Nye … the wildest of the funny men of the West." - Puck, 1881
"The humor is rich and deep, and eminently original. Bill Nye is constantly striking new leads, and never jumps another man's claim." -Unity, 1883
Bill Nye's 1883 book "Forty Liars: And Other Lies," is a collection of humorous short essays about life in the early West, and is described by the author as "the initial step in the world's great march toward universal frankness."
Bill Nye (1850–1896) went to Wyoming Territory in 1876, where he was admitted to the bar and practiced law for several years in Laramie City, was later elected to the office of Justice of the Peace. Having much time at his disposal and possessing a " considerable assortment of long words, which he had thought out at leisure moments," he began writing Sunday letters for the Cheyenne "Sun " at a dollar a column. Thus began his career as a humorous writer.
"My revenue from those letters," he said, "which aggregated as much as sixty dollars a year, so completely dwarfed the returns from my law practice that I abandoned the latter." He soon accepted a position on the Laramie City "Sentinel." Of the editor of that paper he wrote later: -" He was warm-hearted and generous to a fault. He was more generous to a fault than to anything else—more especially his own faults. He gave me twelve dollars a week to edit the paper — local, telegraph, selections, religious, sporting, political, fashions, and obituary."
Nye left the "Sentinel" to found a paper which he named the "Boomerang," after his favorite mule, which he called Boomerang, because he never knew where it would strike. The office was over a livery stable in which the mule was kept, and on the door Nye put this sign: "Persons wishing to see the editor will please twist the tail of the white mule and take the elevator.'' From that time Bill Nye's fame dates. The "Boomerang" was quoted all over the country and abroad, but it was not a financial success.
The popularity of Nye's writings grew rapidly and his services were accordingly much sought after. The New York "World" secured them in 1886, and he wrote a weekly article for that paper which was syndicated also and published in several hundreds of newspapers throughout the United States. The returns from the sales of these articles, from his books, and from his annual lecture tours made him a wealthy man.
Other books by Nye include:
• Nye and Riley's railway guide
• Nye and Riley's wit and humor (poems and yarns)
• Bill Nye and Boomerang : or, The tale of a meek-eyed mule ; and some other literary gems
• Fun, wit and humor
• Second suds sayings : a collection of stories, sketches and articles regarding the laundry
• Comic History of the United States
• Bill Nye's history of England from the druids to the reign of Henry VIII;
• Bill Nye's comic history of England
• Bill Nye's red book
• Bill Nye's sparks
• A guest at the Ludlow, and other stories
• Bill Nye's cordwood
• Bill Nye's western humor
• Baled hay : a drier book than Walt Whitman's "Leaves o' grass"
• Bill Nye's Chestnuts old and new : Latest gathering
• A guest at the Ludlow, and other stories