The Things That Nobody Knows by William Hartston
501 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything

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With humor and an inquiring mind, he examines perennially confounding quandaries, and his investigations will surely pique the curiosity of kids and scholars alike.
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A playful and diverting, yet always scientifically rigorous look at those simple mysteries that are yet to be solved

Why are so many giraffes gay? Has human evolution stopped? Where did our alphabet come from? Can robots become self-aware? Can lobsters recognize other lobsters by sight? What goes on inside a black hole? Are cell phones bad for us? Why can't we remember anything from our earliest years? Full of the mysteries of life, the universe, and everything, this is a fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond.

 

About William Hartston

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William Hartston is a mathematician, industrial psychologist, and twice winner of the English chess championship. He runs competitions in creative thinking for the Independent and is the author of The Encyclopedia of Useless Information.
 
Published November 1, 2012 by Atlantic Books. 384 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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With humor and an inquiring mind, he examines perennially confounding quandaries, and his investigations will surely pique the curiosity of kids and scholars alike.

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