Wonders of the Universe (Hardback)

Brian Cox

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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. Travelling to the North Pole, Professor Cox demonstrates how spinning worlds create electrical currents and magnetism; he looks at the South Pacific Ocean to explain how the Universe communicates and moves in waves; he shows us how the water of the Angel Falls waterfall in Venezuela behaves exactly like the light does around a black hole. 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.


Product Details

  • Product code: ABCES
  • ISBN: 9780007395828
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 28.7cm x 23.1cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: Thu Mar 03 00:00:00 GMT 2011
  • Book points: 19

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"Great buy" -

This book is such a great buy, as my children have a million questions and love to use this book as reference, and copy out the diagrams.

Jenny , Wed Feb 08 20:27:55 GMT 2012

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"I suggest reading this book!!" -

Absolutely fantastically brillant!!

Lila , Fri Nov 18 08:27:18 GMT 2011

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"Out of this world" -

An excellent book by a fellow Oldhamer.

Stanley Whittaker , Wed Mar 02 15:05:59 GMT 2011

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