Wonders of the Solar System Hardback
The Sunday Times BestsellerIn 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 howthey came to be the way they are.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 256 pages, 200 col illus, Index
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/09/2010
- Category: Popular science
- ISBN: 9780007386901
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Review by Michaelhlamb
This guy is great. Popular science is reinvigorated and brought up to date. As a 21 year old French student you wouldn't think this would be my thing, but it's exactly that. What's great is that Cox is effortlessly cool BECAUSE he is so interested in his subject. This (and the stunning pictures contained within the book (and yes this is important)) makes the book really easy and enjoyable to read. If you buy this try and watch the T.V series too, really animates the book. Prepare to feel like a child again. Great!