This book addresses some of the puzzles in nature: Why do the coastlines of Africa and South America match? Why is Table Mountain flat? Why is there pumice stone on the beaches of Arniston? What causes a tsunami? How does rock get folded? etc. The simple explanations - geological, mineralogical, astronomic, whatever the field - are targeted at those with little knowledge in these fields. The book is vividly illustrated and supported with full-colour photographs.