Curiosity drives us all, from little children at play to scientists exploring the universe. Solving puzzles is satisfying, and yet it is the mysterious that offers a unique, irresistible thrill: the hint at worlds beyond our own, of larger stories and hidden truths. Collected here are classic mysteries from across time and space, chosen for their enduringly enigmatic nature, from ancient riddles of the sands to modern-day oddities in the sky.
• What was the true identity of the young man who in 1828 wandered into Nuremberg without a past?
• What do the strange markings on a 5,000-year-old South American bowl mean for our most fundamental beliefs about the history of civilization?
• How is it possible for a wanted fugitive to leap from a passenger plane over American soil with a suitcase full of stolen money, and evade capture or identification for over 40 years?
These and many other fascinating tales are told, with concise but thorough reviews of the background, evidence, and theories behind each one. As well, Unsolved Mysteries is beautifully illustrated with more than 120 photographs, paintings, illustrations, and maps.
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About the Author
Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specializing in history and science. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Newton’s Notebook, The Secret Societies Bible, The Little Book of Conspiracies, History’s Lost Treasures, and History’s Worst Battles. He has also written features and articles for the national press, and has appeared on national television and numerous local and national radio shows. A long-term student of the history of science and medicine, Joel has a BSc in Biological Sciences and an MA in Psychology.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this book in the discount section and had to get it because Unsolved Mysteries is a topic I find very interesting. This book had a good mix of both mysteries that I've previously heard about and new-to-me mysteries. Each little section was fascinating. I found many topics that I would love to know more about in more detail.