This was an absolute delight to read. I was most glad to learn about all the unusual connections between various scientific discoveries. Bryson writes with an easy sense of humor that just makes you want to keep turning the page.
This was my favorite book when I was a kid. I even took it to college with me for safe keeping. It has a fun rhyming scheme all about what NOT to do with a pickle and it really grabs your attention when you read it.