A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet. This groundbreaking book, which accompanies the new BBC1 TV series, provides the deepest answers to the simplest questions.
'Why is the sky blue?'
'Why is the Earth round?'
'Why is every snowflake unique?'
To answer these and many other questions, Professor Brian Cox will reveal some of the most extraordinary phenomena and events on Earth and in the Universe and beyond. From the immensity of Earth's globe to all the world's myriad snowflakes, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing.
From the realm of auroras to the heart of our planet, the ingredients that make everything on Earth connect each one of us in an eternal cycle of life. Brian will reveal why Earth is the most colourful world we know, exploring the white light of the sun as it travels through the darkness of space until it hits Earth's atmosphere where it begins a new journey, splitting into a rainbow of colours.
From the great plains of the Serengeti, the volcanoes of Indonesia and the precipitous cliffs in Nepal, to the humpback whales of the Caribbean and the northern lights of the Arctic, Brian will give inspiring answers to our most searching questions that will illuminate our understanding of the planet like never before. Think you know our planet? Think again.
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This book has enthralling information from a well renowned and respected scientist, Professor Brian Cox.
Praise for Professor Brian Cox: 'Cox's romantic, lyrical approach to astrophysics all adds up to an experience that feels less like homework and more like having a story told to you. A really good story, too.' Guardian 'He bridges the gap between our childish sense of wonder and a rather more professional grasp of the scale of things.' Independent '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
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.0 x 22.0 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.47