Wonders of the Solar System
Professor Brian Cox & Andrew Cohen
This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.
Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet.
In Wonders of the Solar System – the book of the acclaimed BBC TV series – Professor Brian Cox will take us on a journey of discovery where alien worlds from your imagination become places we can see, feel and visit.
The Wonders of the Solar System – 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 – is the Solar System as you have never seen it before.
In this series, Professor Brian Cox will introduce us to the planets and moons beyond our world, finding the biggest, most bizarre, most powerful natural phenomena. Using the latest scientific imagery along with cutting edge CGI and some of the most spectacular and extreme locations on Earth, Brian will show us Wonders never thought possible.
Employing his trademark clear, authoritative, yet down-to-earth approach, Brian will explore how these previously unseen phenomena have dramatically expanded our horizons with new discoveries about the planets, their moons and how
they came to be the way they are.
Praise for Professor Brian Cox’s work:
‘If you didn’t utter a wow watching the TV, you will while reading the book.’
‘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.’
‘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.
Great popular science
My only criticism is that in this particular iBooks edition the text on the diagrams is too small to read and although I can zoom in that just makes it fuzzy and equally unreadable. Not the fault of the authors by any means, but it's a shame the iBooks edition didn't consider this and include higher resolution images.
Otherwise it's excellent.
Great interactive book
I love the clear explanations in the book. Yes the diagrams seem small (previous reviewer) BUT tap on one and it expands to fill the screen on the iPad so actually great. You can see the beautiful photography really clearly when you tap on the picture.
A very good book..prof. Brian cox writes in such a way as to make astronomy, maths and physics both enjoyable to read and easy to understand.