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Human Universe : Based on a BBC Programme - Professor Brian Cox

Human Universe

Based on a BBC Programme

Hardcover Published: 27th October 2014
ISBN: 9780007488803
Number Of Pages: 288

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Human life is a staggeringly strange thing.

On the surface of a ball of rock falling around a nuclear fireball in the blackness of a vacuum, the laws of nature somehow conspired to create a naked ape that can look up at the stars and wonder where it came from.

In this spectacular new book, Professor Brian Cox will take readers out of this world and into a whole new dimension as he gives us a new perspective on human life. Following the spark of human curiosity from its ignition in the distant past to its journey into the future, the book will span the history of the Universe, as Brian attempts to understand the greatest wonder of them all - humankind. He will reveal how time, physics and chemistry came together to create a creature that can wonder at its own existence, blessed with an unquenchable thirst to discover not just where it came from, but where it is going and if it is alone.

Combining dramatic photography and innovative CGI with the magical storytelling that has become Brian's trademark, Brian will give us his personal take on the past, present and future of this unlikely and unfathomably precious phenomenon - the story of humanity from the birth of the Universe to the ultimate fate of our species.

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.

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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

'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

ISBN: 9780007488803
ISBN-10: 0007488807
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 27th October 2014
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 23.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.47

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Brian Cox

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.

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