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Things That Nobody Knows: 501 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything

Things That Nobody Knows: 501 Mysteries of Life, the Universe and Everything

Author: William Hartston
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" 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."

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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.
Author description

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 runs competitions in creative thinking for the Independent newspaper and the Mind Sports Olympiad. He also writes the off-beat Beachcomber column for the Daily Express and has written a number of books on chess, mathematics, humour and trivia.

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General Fields

  • : 9780857896223
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : August 2012
  • : 216mm X 138mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Hartston
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 500
  • : 384
  • : 100 b&w line drawings