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

Version 1.77

New: improved iOS10 compatibility, iPhone 6+/6S+/7+ bug fixes, native resolution 3D on new devices. share 3d snapshots with other iOS apps.

Ratings and Reviews

App Buyer9 ,

No video content in the app AT ALL.

Nothing in the advertising, the product description or the app requirements states it only works if you use wifi to stream the content in. THERE IS NO VIDEO CONTENT IN THE APP!! NOTHING!! It makes it very clear that there is " Over 2 hours of HD video " in the app and for those who can not or do not wish to stream wireless content this is absolutely untrue.
Appalled. Developers put your content IN THE APP!! Complained to William Collins Publs.
EDIT: Polyzoan, what I write is true and admitted by the developers - you need to use wifi to stream the videos which as usual is held on your idevice in a temporary cache which your idevice can and will jettison if another app wants space. From contacting them, the developers have at least now updated the description in line with what I have said to inform people.

RKathuria ,

Cox & Freeman

The status quo dictates that there are two people on this earth with the silky voice comforting enough to make an annoyed baby fall asleep with the words “Don’t fret, child”. Those two people are Morgan Freeman and Brian Cox. Having purchased “The Wonders of The Universe”, which incidentally also features Mr. Cox, I knew I was in for a treat with this app.

It has now been three solid days and I haven’t slept because this application is so much fun to play around with. My girlfriend has run away and my pet husky has begun eating the couch for sustenance.

Anyway, download the app; it’s brilliant fun!

H4ppyD4ys ,

Wow! Stunning and informative.

I've only just downloaded this app and I'm really impressed. It's got all the best elements from the Wonders of Life TV show but you can navigate it in bite sized pieces. The music and graphics are really beautiful too. I will enjoy exploring it but I will also share with my 11year old niece, it would be useful to have in schools I would imagine. The video of the monarch butterflies is a must-see!


Harper Collins Publishers Limited
365.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© HarperCollins Publishers Limited


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