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Title Unsolved mysteries of science : a mind-expanding journey through a universe of big bangs, particle waves, and other perplexing concepts / John Malone.
Imprint New York : Wiley, ©2001.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 230 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Science -- Miscellanea.
Cosmology -- Miscellanea.
Genre Trivia and miscellanea.
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?
Summary In the tradition of Paul Aron?s celebrated Unsolved Mysteries of American History, this fascinating book delves into twenty-one as-yet-unanswered questions of science. Drawn from across the scientific spectrum? from fields as diverse as biology, astronomy, physics, and geology? these unexplained phenomena include new questions about the fate of the universe along with ancient mysteries concerning life on Earth.
Other Title Print version: Malone, John Williams. Unsolved mysteries of science. New York : Wiley, ©2001 0471384410