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Wonders of the Universe

Wonders of the Universe

Author: Brian Cox; Andrew Cohen
$44.99(NZD)  inc GST
Description

"Cox brings a magical enchantment to this life-changing book. . . . I swear that you will never be the same again after you turn the last page of this unique and irresistible book." --Sunday Express (London)

Experience the cosmos as never before with Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe, a gorgeously illustrated, full-color companion to his wildly popular miniseries on the Discovery Channel and BBC. Breathtaking images brighten Cox's enthralling exploration of the fascinating science and overwhelming majesty of natural phenomena from ocean currents to black holes. Cox, called "Carl Sagan with a Britpop haircut" by the Los Angeles Times, follows in the footsteps of Stephen Hawking and Brian Greene in this riveting and dynamic tour through the Wonders of the Universe.

Awards

Shortlisted for Galaxy National Book Awards: More4 Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2011.

Reviews

'Cox's romantic, lyrical approach to astrophysics all adds up to an experience that feels less like homework and more like having a story told to you. A really good story, too.' Guardian 'He bridges the gap between our childish sense of wonder and a rather more professional grasp of the scale of things.' Independent

Author description

Professor Brian Cox, OBE is a particle physicist, a Royal Society research fellow, and a professor at the University of Manchester as well as researcher on one of the most ambitious experiments on Earth, the ATLAS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. He is best known to the public as a science broadcaster and presenter of the highly popular BBC2 series 'Wonders of the Solar System'. He was also the keyboard player in the UK pop band D:Ream in the 1990s.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780007395828
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : Collins
  • : March 2011
  • : 286mm X 226mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 523.1
  • : 256
  • : With index
  • : Brian Cox; Andrew Cohen
  • : Hardback