The Things That Nobody Knows: 501 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything (Paperback)
 
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The Things That Nobody Knows: 501 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything (Paperback)

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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-awa......more

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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.

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.

Author:
Hartston, William
Genre:
SCIENCE / General
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reprint
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
384
Language:
English
Publisher:
Atlantic Books
Publish Date:
04/01/2013
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9780857896223
Height:
8.5 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
0.94 lb
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