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Unsolved Mysteries of Science

3.58  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews

Despite all the advances made by science in the twentieth century, as the twenty-first begins we still face a universe of unanswered questions. Join John Malone as he leads us on an entertaining and enlightening excursion into such mysteries as:

WHAT'S INSIDE THE EARTH?

Bubbling lava? A sunless ocean? Prehistoric animals (as Jules Verne imagined in his Journey to the

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Hardcover, 230 pages
Published February 14th 2005 by MJF Books (first published 2001)
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Andrew
Jan 25, 2014 Andrew rated it liked it
This book I am undecided upon - First off I will consider myself a scientist (ok a lapsed one since I am now an engineer but once upon a time I was a chemist) so this book is a little frustrating, I think is how I would describe it. The way the book is presented is as if the subjects are stuck in amber - the topics first quotes historical discoveries and then posing the "unsolved question". So whats wrong with that - well for me I am aware that the book was published in 2001 and I am sure (in fa ...more
Cheryl
Jun 07, 2011 Cheryl rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, science
This book was interesting. It was an easy way to read many theories in the science community. It was nice the author presented different sides of arguments without picking one. The biggest problem I have, though, is this book was very physics-centric. It would have been nice to read more chapters on biology or neuroscience or other areas.
Paula
Jul 30, 2012 Paula rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, science
A nice easy-reading review of a grab bag of science topics. Certainly somewhat out of date as this version was published in 2001.
John Sibley
Jul 16, 2011 John Sibley rated it liked it
The book was thought provoking.It made me re-look at grass?Is grass intrinsically green? Or is it how our brain process the color of grass. After all squirrels see grass as red and yellow?
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