Wonders of the Solar System (Hardback)
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Wonders of the Solar System (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 30/09/2010
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The Sunday Times Bestseller

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.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007386901
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1340 g
Dimensions: 286 x 226 x 24 mm


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'

'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

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As with the BBC series this book obviously aims to educate about some really complicated ideas in the simplest way possible.

It does this unbelievably well, and maintains the sense of pure wonderment that Brian... More

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“We are not alone...probably”

The first great success of this book is in conveying the fragility of complex life on Earth. The atmosphere is under constant bombardment by solar radiation and only protected from its excesses by the magnetosphere, a... More

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“Heavyweight Style, Lightweight Content”

Wonders of the Solar System is an accompaniment to the BBC2/Discovery Channel documentary series (TV 2010) of the same name. The series received largely positive reviews and the book will doubtless continue the... More

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