13 Things That Don’t Make Sense:
The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
by Michael Brooks.
Q173 .B893 2009
New Arrivals, 2nd floor
It’s Christmas Eve, so perhaps I should have chosen a holiday-themed book. But the New Arrivals Island was empty of such festive fare. What I found instead was a tale of Martians, mysterious communiques from outer-space, and a gargantuan killer virus. Although it sounds like science fiction, it’s only science — but a case where truth really is stranger than fiction.
Quantum physicist and journalist, Michael Brooks, has a knack for interpreting complex topics for the layperson. He tackles thirteen scientific anomalies that seem to defy logic and lays out the fascinating facts for the reader’s edification. So explore, enjoy, and be enlightened by the mysteries of the cosmos.