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The Resource 13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time, Michael Brooks

13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time, Michael Brooks

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13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time
Title
13 things that don't make sense
Title remainder
the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time
Statement of responsibility
Michael Brooks
Title variation
Thirteen things that do not make sense
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on Michael Brooks's popular article for New Scientist--one of the most forwarded articles in the magazine's online history--13 Things That Don't Make Sense tackles the most hotly debated topics in science today, from the placebo effect to life on Mars, and shows how these conundrums are changing the way scientists approach their work and why these issues will define science in the twenty-first century. Brooks covers such topics as: the missing universe: Ninety percent of the universe simply does not exist--at least, not in any detectable form. Will we find a way to identify this dark matter, or will Isaac Newton's laws of universal gravitation be proven incorrect? ; the wow signal: In 1977, an astronomer detected a radiation blast, with no known origin, that may have been a transmission from an alien civilization. Debate has raged ever since, but is there any way to know for certain? ; cold fusion: Theoretically, it's impossible. Experimentally, it works. It might also solve our energy crisis for good. How can we harness it?
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DLC
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1970-
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Brooks, Michael
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Science
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13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time, Michael Brooks
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-224) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The missing universe -- The pioneer anomaly -- Varying constants -- Cold fusion -- Life -- Viking -- The Wow! signal -- A giant virus -- Death -- Sex -- Free will -- The placebo effect -- Homeopathy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780385520683
Lccn
2008012443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)213480209
Label
13 things that don't make sense : the most baffling scientific mysteries of our time, Michael Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The missing universe -- The pioneer anomaly -- Varying constants -- Cold fusion -- Life -- Viking -- The Wow! signal -- A giant virus -- Death -- Sex -- Free will -- The placebo effect -- Homeopathy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9780385520683
Lccn
2008012443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)213480209

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