BOOKS

The Bumper Book of Things That Nobody Knows

William Hartston

RRP: £14.99

2 November 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786490742

RRP: £9.99

2 November 2017

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786490759

There are many, many things that nobody knows…

Do animals have a sense of humour? Why do we have five fingers? What did Jesus do in his youth? Has human evolution stopped? Can robots become self-aware? What goes on inside a black hole?

Bringing together The Things That Nobody Knows and Even More Things That Nobody Knows, this bumper volume takes us on a guided tour of 1,001 gaps in our knowledge of cosmology, mathematics, animal behaviour, medical science, music, art and literature.

REVIEWS

Each mystery is delightfully penned in bite-sized chunks that often includes humorous repertoire... highly enjoyable... Captivating and inspiring.
New Scientist on The Things That Nobody Knows

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
Guardian on The Things That Nobody Knows

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.
Daily Express on The Things That Nobody Knows