If the Earth is spinning, why can't we feel it? How can a stone skip across a pond, instead of sinking? And why is the sky blue, anyway? Accessible to kids and adults alike, this engrossing guide explains, in fascinating detail, more than 200 mysteries and phenomena in the world around us. Drawing from questions sent to her Newsday column, "How Come," Kathy Wollard covers the basics of astronomy, animals, weather, and anatomy. Humorous cartoons appear throughout, and insets offer additional nuggets of information about a wide variety of topics.