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The Things that Nobody Knows William Hartston

The Things that Nobody Knows By William Hartston

The Things that Nobody Knows by William Hartston


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Summary

Now in paperback: the perfect quirky Christmas present for readers of New Scientist and anyone who enjoys QI. 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.

The Things that Nobody Knows Summary

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

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.

The Things that Nobody Knows Reviews

Each mystery is delightfully penned in bite-sized chunks that often includes humorous repertoire... highly enjoyable... Captivating and inspiring * New Scientist *
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 *

About William Hartston

William Hartston is a Cambridge-educated mathematician and industrial psychologist. Between 1962 and 1987 he played chess competitively, becoming an international master and winning the English chess championship in 1973 and 1975. He also writes the off-beat Beachcomber column for the Daily Express and and is one of the viewers on Channel 4's Gogglebox.

Additional information

GOR004392322
9780857896223
0857896229
The Things that Nobody Knows: 501 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything by William Hartston
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2012-11-01
384
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