Brian Cox's Wonders of Life
By HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Explore the majesty of nature in breath-taking 3D with Professor Brian Cox as your personal tour guide.
The follow-up to multi-award winning Wonders of the Universe gives you:
► Over 30 3D creatures and habitats
► Over 2 hours of HD video (wifi connection required for streaming)
► More than 1000 crisply high-res images accompanied by expert commentary
► And it’s all set against a soundtrack that will blow your socks off
► Additional bonus content can be accessed by signing in. (Completely optional! Press "Skip" or "No Thanks" to continue after the Introduction.)
From the vast networks of subterranean freshwater caverns of the Yucatan peninsula to the Great White Sharks haunting the South Neptune Islands, from the Hermit Crabs of Christmas Island to the Red Kangaroo of Western Australia, this app will help you uncover the secrets of life in the most unexpected locations and in the most stunning detail.
Explore the vision of the Kangaroo, the DNA of the Chameleon or the hearing of the Mohave Desert Sand Scorpion in its natural habitat in scintillating 3D detail, delving deep down variously into the detail of microbial life, the inner eye, the second law of thermodynamics, and more.
Along the way you’ll learn how everything on Earth, from the smallest microbe to the largest giraffe, is constructed from the same fundamental building blocks and is subject to the same laws of nature.
Professor Cox and BBC Head of Science Andrew Cohen underpin the experience with over 80 articles delving into intricacies of the natural world and the laws which bind it, alongside over 2 hours of footage from the series and 30 mind-blowing 3D models, all optimised for the iPad’s retina display and set in an interface designed bespoke for IOS 7.
The app seamlessly complements the Wonders of the Universe app (chosen by Apple as one of the best apps of 2012), adding in a tranche of additional information to Brian’s compendium of information on our solar system.
Praise for Wonders of Life:
"Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life has the professor’s skillful and engaging commentary alongside amazing video and graphics that explain the science and intricacy of life on Earth."
- New York Times
"Wonders of Life really is a treat of an app."
- The Next Web
"Wonders of Life is not only an amazing achievement, it's modern media done right. More like this, please."
- Rene Ritchie, iMore
"We have to say – it’s pretty special."
- The Next Web
What's New in Version 1.76
Fixed display bug on iPhone 6 Plus
What a incredibly beautiful app. If you are interested in natural history this is a joy. Also a brilliant educational tool for kids. Mind your data though but truly wonderful on its own or as an accompaniment to the to series.
Needs an update urgently
both of the wonders apps need a iOS 9 makeover urgently - same problems on new 6s Plus as previously with content only partially filling the screen
Looks great but needs bug fix
As mentioned by previous reviewer, this is practically unusable on iPhone 6s Plus as only a small part of the screen is used by the app.
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- Category: Reference
- Updated: 04 November 2014
- Version: 1.76
- Size: 282 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
- © HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.