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Unsolved mysteries of science : a mind-exanding journey through a universe of big bangs, particle waves, and other perplexing concepts

Author: John Williams Malone
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at twenty-one scientific mysteries covering such topics as biology, astronomy, physics, and geology.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Williams Malone
ISBN: 0471215945 9780471215943 0471384410 9780471384410 0965328953 9780965328951
OCLC Number: 47899379
Description: ix, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: How did the universe begin? --
How did life on earth get started? --
What causes mass extinctions? --
What is the inside of the earth like? --
What causes ice ages? --
Were dinosaurs warm-blooded? --
Is there a missing link? --
What caused the "big bang" in human culture? --
How do we learn language? --
Are dolphins as smart as we are? --
How do birds migrate? --
What is red? --
How did Mayan astronomers know so much? --
What is gravity? --
What is light? --
Why is there so much quantum frustration? --
What are black holes really like? --
How old is the universe? --
Are there multiple universes? --
How many dimensions are there? --
How will the universe end?
Responsibility: John Malone.
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In the tradition of Paul Aron's Unsolved Mysteries of American History, this book explores roughly thirty as-yet-unanswered questions of science.  Read more...

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