The Things that Nobody Knows: 501 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything (Paperback)William Hartston (author)
HERE ARE MANY, MANY THINGS THAT NOBODY KNOWS . . .
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, The Things that Nobody Knows is a fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 423 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 26 mm
Properly researched, and the elegance of its pop-cosmology or pop-biology mini-narratives rivals that of many specialists. It is slyly witty, and pleasingly optimistic. -- Steven Poole * Guardian *
Discovering the many undiscovered things that one thought had been discovered already is one of the joys of this book... You might have thought that wallowing in ignorance is a tedious and fruitless occupation. As Hartston proves entertainingly, how wrong you would be. * Daily Express *
A rigorous and playful exploration of human limits in scientific knowledge about the planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond * Publishers Weekly *
A delightful collection for trivia buffs and browsers. * Booklist *
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