Unsolved Mysteries of Science: A Mind-Expanding Journey through a Universe of Big Bangs, Particle Waves, and Other Perplexing Concepts / Edition 1

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Overview

A LIVELY EXPLORATION OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS IN SCIENCE

How Did the Universe Begin?
The Big Bang has been the accepted theory for decades, but does it explain everything?

How Did Life on Earth Get Started?
What triggered the cell division that started the evolutionary chain? Did life come from outer space, buried in a chunk of rock?

What is Gravity?
Newton's apple just got the arguments started, Einstein made things more complicated. Just how does gravity fit in with quantum theory?

What Is the Inside of the Earth Like?
What exactly is happening beneath our feet, and can we learn enough to help predict earthquakes and volcanic eruptions?

How Do We Learn Language?
Is language acquisition an inborn biological ability, or does every child have to start from scratch?

Is There a Missing Link?
The story of human evolution is not complete. In addition to hoaxes such as "Piltdown Man" and extraordinary finds such as "Lucy," many puzzles remain. What, in the end, do we mean by a "missing link"?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471384410
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/20/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.45 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN MALONE has authored or ghost-written more than forty books, including Predicting the Future: From Jules Verne to Bill Gates. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

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?

Index.

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