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Wonders of the Solar System

Wonders of the Solar System

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.

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ISBN 9780007386901
Published 16 December 2010 by HarperCollins
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cox, Brian
By Cohen, Andrew

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ISBN-13 9780007386901
ISBN-10 0007386907
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-15 working days
Publisher HarperCollins
Imprint Collins
Publication Date 16 December 2010
International Publication Date 15 November 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cox, Brian
By Cohen, Andrew
Category Popular Science
Popular Astronomy
Solar System
Space Travel & Exploration
Interest Age 11-20 years
Reading Age 11-20 years
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 226mm
Height: 286mm
Spine: 23mm
Weight 1,390g
Dewey Code 523.2
Catalogue Code 143657

Description of this Book

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, Prof 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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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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