Wonders of the Solar System and Universe

9780007464685: Wonders of the Solar System and Universe

A fantastic combined edition of the Sunday Times Bestsellers, Wonders of the Universe and Wonders of the Solar System, perfect for Christmas gifting. Let Brian Cox take you on an extraordinary voyage of discovery to explain science in a way that the whole family will understand from the big bang, gravity to even the second law of thermodynamics!
In WONDERS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM - book of the acclaimed BBC TV series - Professor Brian Cox takes us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from your imagination become places we can see, feel and visit - from the giant ice fountains of Enceladus to the liquid methane seas of Titan and from storms twice the size of the Earth to the tortured moon of Io with its giant super-volcanoes - this is the Solar System as you have never seen it before.

In WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE you will discover that at 13.7 billion years old and 93 billion light years wide, the Universe contains over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. The wonders of the Universe might seem impossible to understand, but in this, the second book in an insightful and mind-blowing exploration of space, Professor Brian Cox uses the evidence found in the natural world around us to explain its simple truths.

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Praise for Professor Brian Cox’s work:

‘If you didn’t utter a wow watching the TV, you will while reading the book.’
The Times

‘Engaging, ambitious and creative’

‘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

About the Author:

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.

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