How did the Universe begin, and how will it end? What happens to us when we die? Do intelligent beings exist elsewhere in the Universe? Do unknown creatures still live in the wild and unexplored regions of the world? These are just a few of the questions addressed in The Edge of Science. Written in a clear, informative and entertaining style, the book presents some of the most intriguing mysteries in the history of science. Some of these enigmas have been solved through the ingenuity of their human investigators; others are so bizarre as to admit of no easy solution, and have given rise to equally bizarre speculations.
From the Tunguska explosion of 1908 to the enigma of the Moon’s origin; from the possibility of time travel to the search for Zero Point Energy, The Edge of Science examines the many theories and speculations that have been presented to account for the wonder and mystery of the world in which we live.
Alan Baker was born in 1964 in Birmingham, UK, and attended the University of Reading, where he obtained a BA (Hons) Degree in English Language and Literature. His first book, Destination Earth, was published in 1998, and since then he has published a further nine books on a variety of subjects ranging from UFOs, ghosts and occultism to gladiators, Vikings and medieval knights. Over the last couple of years, Alan has turned his attention to fiction writing. His steampunk novels The Martian Ambassador and The Feaster from the Stars have been published by Snowbooks Ltd, and he has just sold h...
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