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Wonders of the Solar System

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

This enhanced ebook edition contains exclusive video of Professor Cox elaborating on each chapter in detail. In Wonders of the Solar System – the 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.

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 enhanced ebook edition, watch ten exclusive videos of Professor Cox elaborating on each chapter in detail, revealing his personal favourite wonder of the solar system, and talking about how he shaped this book to include even more information than in the TV series.

In the TV series, Professor Brian Cox introduces 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.

Reviews

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’
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

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.

Customer Reviews

The program was good so is the book

The program was good buy the book

Full price for these books?!

When the prices cease to make a mockery of the customer I will consider buying some books on here.

As it stands it's a rip of. Apple, get your act together. Fast.

It's good

Even if you've not seen the program, this is a nice book. Prof Cox's passion comes across....a recommend buy.

For those who keep complaining about prices...get a grip the format of these enhanced books are brilliant and intuitive!

Wonders of the Solar System
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  • £3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Physics
  • Published: 30 September 2010
  • Publisher: William Collins
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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