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Strange Universe: The Weird and Wild Science of Everyday Life on Earth and Beyond
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Publication date December 1, 2003
Pages 320
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805073287
ISBN-10 0805073280
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $25.00
Other format details sci/tech
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A guidebook to everyday oddities in the field of astronomy is presented through a series of essays, written for a layperson audience, discussing natural-world curiosities, lesser-known secrets about space, and some of history's biggest science blunders. 17,500 first printing.
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An illuminating and entertaining scientific exploration of everyday oddities

Bob Berman's Strange Universe is a unique guidebook to some of the more bizarre moments in astronomy and astonishingly true facts about the world around us. Berman is motivated by a straightforward philosophy: everyone can understand science. He feels passionately that basic realities of our existence are truly marvelous, and it only takes a little bit of science to appreciate them.

Geared to the nonscientist, Berman's original essays are filled with the trademark wit and cleverness that has earned him acclaim over many years in his columns for Astronomy and Discover magazines. He emphasizes curiosities of the natural world to which everyone can relate, and dishes on the little-known secrets about space and some of science's biggest blunders (including a very embarrassing moment from Buzz Aldrin's trip to the moon).

Fascinating to anyone interested in the wonders of our world and the cosmos beyond, Strange Universe will make you smile and think.


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9780805073287 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $25.00
About: A guidebook to everyday oddities in the field of astronomy is presented through a series of essays discussing natural-world curiosities, lesser-known secrets about space, and some of history's biggest science blunders.

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