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    Wonders of Life (Hardback) By (author) Brian Cox, By (author) Andrew Cohen

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    DescriptionWhat is Life? Where did it come from? Why does it end? In this beautiful and definitive new book, Professor Brian Cox takes us on an incredible journey to discover how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe - life itself. There are thought to be as many as 100 million different species on Earth - each and every one governed by the same laws. Light, gravity, time, matter and energy are the fundamental building blocks of everything, from the smallest microbe on Earth to the biggest galaxy. What is true for a bacterium is true for a blue whale. This is the story of the amazing diversity and adaptability of life told through the fundamental laws that govern it. Through his voyage of discovery, Brian will explain how the astonishing inventiveness of nature came about and uncover the milestones in the epic journey from the origin of life to our own lives. From spectacular fountains of superheated water at the bottom of the Atlantic to the deepest rainforest, Brian will seek out the places where the biggest questions about life may be answered: what is life? Why do we need water and why does life end? In an experimental approach which uses the latest advances in science as well as the cutting-edge graphics used in The Sunday Times bestsellers Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe, Brian will uncover the secrets of life in the most unexpected locations and in the most stunning detail.


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    Title
    Wonders of Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Cox, By (author) Andrew Cohen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 1,530 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007452675
    ISBN 10: 0007452675
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PGK, WNX, TTD
    Libri: ENGM4510
    BISAC V2.8: NAT033000, SCI027000, SCI015000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI098000
    DC23: 576.83
    Thema V1.0: PGK, WNX, TTD
    Illustrations note
    200 col illus, With index
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins
    Publication date
    17 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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 and Wonders of the Universe. He was also the keyboard player in the UK pop band D:Ream in the 1990s.
    Review quote
    Praise for Professor Brian Cox: '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 'If you didn't utter a wow watching the TV, you will while reading the book.' The Times 'Engaging, ambitious and creative' Guardian 'In this book of the acclaimed BBC2 TV series, Professor Cox shows us the cosmos as we have never seen it before - a place full of the most bizarre and powerful natural phenomena.' Sunday Express 'Will entertain and delight ... what a priceless gift that would be.' Independent on Sunday