Wonders of the Universe [NOOK Book]

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Experience our universe as you've never seen it before

13.7 billion years old. 93 billion light-years across. It contains over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This infinite, vast and complex Universe has been the subject of human fascination and scientific exploration for thousands of years. The wonders of the Universe might seem alien to us and impossible to understand, but away from the telescopes, the labs and the white coats, Professor ...

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Wonders of the Universe

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Overview

Experience our universe as you've never seen it before

13.7 billion years old. 93 billion light-years across. It contains over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This infinite, vast and complex Universe has been the subject of human fascination and scientific exploration for thousands of years. The wonders of the Universe might seem alien to us and impossible to understand, but away from the telescopes, the labs and the white coats, Professor Brian Cox uses the evidence found in the natural world on Earth to brilliantly explain the truth of the cosmos.

Professor Cox will show how the vast and unfathomable phenomena of deep space can be explained, and even experienced, by re-examining the familiar here on Earth. He is determined to answer the most profound questions we can ask about ourselves and the world in which we live, but in a uniquely understandable way. The laws of light, gravity, time, matter and energy that govern us here on Earth are the same as those applied in the Universe. Using his expert knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm, Professor Cox shows us that if we can understand the impact of these governing laws on Earth it will bring us a step closer to an understanding of our Universe.

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Editorial Reviews

Sunday Express (London)
“Cox brings a magical enchantment to this life-changing book. . . . Mindblowing . . . . I swear that you will never be the same again after you turn the last page of this unique and irresistible book.”
Sunday Times (London)
“Cox effortlessly explains the most complex and fundamental scientific truths. . . . His aim it to get all of us to understand our place in the cosmos.”
Stephen Colbert
“It’s as wonderful as the Universe!”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062115614
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 174,031
  • File size: 171 MB
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Meet the Author

Brian Cox, Ph.D., is a particle physicist, Royal Society research fellow, and professor at the University of Manchester, as well as a researcher on one of the most ambitious projects on earth, the ATLAS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. He is perhaps best known as a science broadcaster and host of the hugely popular series Wonders of the Solar System, Wonders of the Universe, and Wonders of Life. He is the coauthor of three companion books to these series, as well as The Quantum Universe and Why Does E = mc2?. In the 1990s he played keyboards for the UK pop band D:Ream.

Andrew Cohen is head of the BBC Science Unit and the executive producer of the Discovery Science series Wonders of Life. He began his career in science broadcasting and has been responsible for a wide range of science documentaries, including Horizon, Wonders of the Solar System, Wonders of the Universe, and Stargazing Live. An honorary lecturer in life sciences at the University of Manchester, he lives in London with his wife and three children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    His voice

    If you watch Brian Cox's show then you would think that his voice is so soothing that it would make you go to sleep.

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    A great read

    Everyone with an interest in space should read this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Loved the TV series, so I just had to buy the book. It's a good

    Loved the TV series, so I just had to buy the book. It's a good read. So much information, everything is fascinating in the book, I'll defenitly read it again!

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