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

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    DescriptionProfessor 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.


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    Title
    Wonders of the Universe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Cox, By (author) Andrew Cohen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 226 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,380 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007395828
    ISBN 10: 0007395825
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: WNX
    DC22: 523.1
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    Thema V1.0: WNX
    Illustrations note
    With index
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins
    Publication date
    03 March 2011
    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'. He was also the keyboard player in the UK pop band D:Ream in the 1990s.
    Review quote
    Praise for Professor Brian Cox's previous books: '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