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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 Owl Books
Publication date December 1, 2004
Pages 210
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780805075830
ISBN-10 0805075836
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.46 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $15.00
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Summary
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. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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"Touches on a dizzying array of subjects, including UV rays, inert gases, fossils, meteorites, microwaves, rainbows . . . Like many a good teacher, Berman uses humor to entertain his audience and liven things up." —Los Angeles Times

Bob Berman is motivated by a straightforward philosophy: everyone can understand science—and it's fun, too. In Strange Universe, he pokes into the bizarre and astonishingly true scientific facts that determine the world around us.

Geared to the nonscientist, Berman's original essays are filled with the trademark wit and cleverness that has earned him acclaim over many years for his columns in 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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Reprint edition from Owl Books (December 1, 2004)
9780805075830 | details & prices | 210 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $15.00
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