Welcome to the Mysteryverse

A World of Unsolved Wonders

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Pub Date 3 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 14 Sep 2023

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Why do we dream? How come more people are right-than left-handed? What’s inside a black hole? 

Science is pretty amazing, but even though we know more about our universe than ever before, there still remain lots of unanswered questions that fascinate and perplex even the greatest scientific minds.

These are the unknowns, the paradoxes and the things not fully explained or understood. This book is a compendium of these riveting unsolved mysteries, that still have us wondering... How? What? Why? 

Whisking readers through some of these holes in our scientific knowledge, the accessible and enjoyable book turns to the unanswered questions, what we do know, and some of the best current theories, as well as some of the most far out suggestions! From the personal (Why do we have fingerprints? Why do we yawn?) to the fundamental (How did life begin? Is anybody out there?) to the downright funny (Why do cats sit in circles?

Divided into chapters on People, Earth, Nature, Space and Miscellaneous Mysteries, this visually stunning compendium breaks down even the most complex topics and theories so everyone can puzzle over unanswered questions.

The colorful and arresting artwork draws readers in further to ask How? What? And Why? This riveting book will capture the imagination of curious minds young and old. Maybe they can solve some of these riddles. Or maybe, some things will remain in the Mysteryverse ...
Why do we dream? How come more people are right-than left-handed? What’s inside a black hole? 

Science is pretty amazing, but even though we know more about our universe than ever before, there still...

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This one of those beautiful, informationally packed books that deserves a big spot on your coffee table! The illustrations are mesmerizing and brightly colored, the mysteries are fun to ponder, and I would almost guarantee it’ll be a conversation starter if you had guests over!

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A fun book that I would love to read with my kids in physical format (I am reviewing this via Netgalley PDF). The pages are colorful and the variety of topics is intriguing. The only criticism would be that the amount of topics make it a little too broad and unfocused, but that can be a common thing with books similar to this, so it's not a big deal to me. Highly recommend this for anyone who just likes to learn the answers to many random questions.

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Amazing! It’s ostensibly for children but everyone could learn so much from this collection and the illustrations are stunning.

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This is a beautifully illustrated book full of information about all the big and small things that make us curious. It is a wonderful book for children and adults alike. It is on my pre-order list now.

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What a fun science book! This one really invites readers to think—both scientifically and creatively—about the mysteries of the universe. Fascinating, engaging, informative.

And I can't neglect mentioning the art... It is colorful, wild and thematically appropriate, giving this book an added layer of excitement.

Books like this are what make people fall in love with science!

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This gorgeous children's book explores everything from fingerprints and the appendix to optical illusions, to tornados and earthquakes and the entire universe. The fantastic, detailed, often psychedelic illustrations, by Good Wives and Warriors, coupled with the varied pocket-sized lessons, make it great for older children, adults, and even as a conversation-starting coffee table book.

Thank you Clive Gifford, Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions, and NetGalley for providing this ARC for review consideration. All opinions expressed are my own.

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I loooved this little book of wonders! Can't imagine how it feels to read this with the world perception of a child. It must be sensory heaven!
The illustrations just blew my mind. Not only are they simply beautiful and original, each page is full of intricate details that I wanted to spend more and more time on.
The facts and mysteries described in the book filled my "random trivia fact hat" to the brim. I really love sharing knowledge as such with my friends and family. Being Russian, I did not know of any of the Russian mysteries mentioned in this book! It also got me thinking about the most ordinary parts of my life such as the sense of smell and why it exists in that way.
I had a good time reading it! Highly recommended.

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At first glance this book is wild. It is illustrated in a Beatles Yellow Submarine style of vivid colors and wild and overwhelming compositions. The Music Poster font of the headings is also hard on the eyes.

Luckily, the text itself is a normal font that is easy to read. It contains plenty of sly Beatles song references (of course) that will slide right over kids' heads but are fun for the grownups reading the book to them.

The content of the book is compelling. It's full of mysteries - things that puzzle science or that we just don't know the reason for. Each question offers a handful of possible reasons and theories about what the answer could be but ends with stressing that we just don't know for sure.

Mysteries like: Why do we have fingerprints? Why are we ticklish? What is deja vu? How did life begin? Why are moths attracted to light? What shape is the universe?

For curious science-minded kids, this book is a goldmine of fascinating things to ponder and an excellent reminder that for all the books of facts and things we do know, there are so many things we don't.

My 9-year old (as curious and science-minded as they come) was instantly hooked and thoroughly fascinated.

This is an excellent book for kids in maybe 2nd - 8th grade. That's a wide range, but I can see different ages getting different things out of it. I would definitely recommend it for classroom libraries.

*Thanks to NetGalley, Quarto, and Wide Eyed Editions for providing an early copy for review.

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Welcome to the Mysteryverse is full of amazing colourful illustrations, interesting information and theories all pulled together in a great designed book! I would highly recommend.

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I love the details, science info and colorful illustrations. The book is laid out in “bubbles” of information doe the most part and make it easy to leave off and pick back up again.

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