Wonders of the Universe

Wonders of the Universe

Language & Reference, Popular Astronomy & Space, Popular Science, Non-Fiction
Hardback Published on: 03/03/2011
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Synopsis

Professor Brian Cox is back with another insightful and mind-blowing exploration of space. This time he shows us our universe as we've never seen it before.

13.7 billion years old. 93 billion light years wide. 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 around us to explain its simple truths.

The same laws of light, gravity, time, matter and energy that govern us here on Earth are the same as those applied in the Universe. Using 3D CGI imagery, 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.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007395828
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 1340g
  • Dimensions: 286 x 226 x 24 mm

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Wonders of the Universe
So interesting
i loved the show on tv and the book is just as good, it is so interesting and makes me want to learn more about space
Abbie
Wonders of the Universe
Simply wonderful!
Great layout and beautiful images, great explanation, easy to follow and incredibly interesting. So good I brought another one as a gift! Well worth the mo... READ MORE
Nataliaferrari
Wonders of the Universe
AMAZING!
I dont think much needs to be said about this book other than its amazing! Brian Cox manages to explain the most difficult things so simply and in a non bo... READ MORE
Emmy from Mars
Wonders of the Universe
Prof Cox does it again
If you enjoyed the series on BBC this book is definitely for you and for those who missed the series this would be an excellent consolation prize. The imag... READ MORE
winnie the witch
Wonders of the Universe
Wonders of the Universe by Brian Cox, et al.
A very readable book aimed at the non-expert with little to no mathematics. Glosses over details at times, but I assume that is because of its target reade... READ MORE
Mathsman
Wonders of the Universe
Brilliant to accompany the TV series
As an avid watcher of the TV series, I sometimes found the 'dumbing down' a little frustrating and was eager to learn and know more. This book to accompany... READ MORE
messi jessi
Wonders of the Universe
Very good
Its a good book for everyone read.
rayssamotta
Wonders of the Universe
Great
A great book both to flick through and read a couple of diagrams at a time or to read fully, with lots of glossy pictures making it accessible to all ages ... READ MORE
HelloitsHelen
Wonders of the Universe
Absolutely Epic!!!!!
Honestly, one of the best science/physics books I have ever read. It's use of stunning graphics makes it easier to understand but it just gives a great sen... READ MORE
something witty
Wonders of the Universe
Very good
I finally got round to this after finding an omnibus edition at a decent price. So first things first. This was originally published in 2011. Now since the... READ MORE
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