The Popular Science Book

13 Things that Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time

Paperback: 256 pages; Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (August 11, 2009); ISBN-10: 0307278816, ISBN-13: 978-0307278814; Product dimensions: 0.6 x 5.2 x 7.9 inches; Shipping weight: 6.4 ounces.

Spanning disciplines from biology to cosmology, chemistry to psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement of scientific discovery. Science’s best-kept secret is this: even today, there are experimental results that the most brilliant scientists cannot explain. In the past, similar “anomalies” have revolutionized our world. If history is any precedent, we should look to today’s inexplicable results to forecast the future of science. Michael Brooks heads to the scientific frontier to confront thirteen modern-day anomalies and what they might reveal about tomorrow’s breakthroughs.

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