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Michael Brooks
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Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in quantum physics, is an editor at New Scientist. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, Independent, Observer, Times Higher Educational Supplement, and even Playboy. He is a regular speaker and debate chair at the Science Festival in Brighton, UK.

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13 Things that Don't Make Sense
The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
Written by Michael Brooks


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $15.95

Spanning disciplines from biology to cosmology, chemistry to psychology to physics, Michael Brooks thrillingly captures the excitement of scientific discovery.

Science’ s best-kept secret is this: even today, ther eare experimental results that the most brilliant scientists cannot explain. In the past, similar “anomalies” have revolutionized our world. If history is any... Read more >

13 Things That Don't Make Sense
The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time
Written by Michael Brooks


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $11.99

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