Each mystery is delightfully penned in bite-sized chunks that often includes humorous repertoire... highly enjoyable... Captivating and inspiring
Properly researched, and the elegance of its pop-cosmology or pop-biology mini-narratives rivals that of many specialists. It is slyly witty, and pleasingly optimistic.Steven Poole
Discovering the many undiscovered things that one thought had been discovered already is one of the joys of this book... You might have thought that wallowing in ignorance is a tedious and fruitless occupation. As Hartston proves entertainingly, how wrong you would be.
A rigorous and playful exploration of human limits in scientific knowledge about the planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond
A delightful collection for trivia buffs and browsers.
Fascinating and hugely entertaining