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  1. says:

    Absolutely amazing I Kinda want to marry him


  2. says:

    Having watched the four part TV series, I was delighted to acquire the accompanying book which is in four parts, matching the TV series Professor Cox has a way of explaining the complex in the most simple of terms and I loved every moment of my read I learned from this one book regarding the universe than from anything else I have read I began to understand entropy which I never thought I would And the photos are stunning Not only does it cover the beginning, progression and the current development of everything in the known universe, it also predicts the future our understanding of fundamental physics allows us to make concrete predictions about how they will end their days And he is talking of the ultimate destiny of the universe in about 10 to the power of 100 years and as he says, that is a big number To me, that is the biblical equivalent of sound prophecy based on science Thus, although believers in gods may not like it, as this accurately covers all known space time, past, present and future, to me it is the ultimate Bible and science is God and people like Cox are his prophets My all time favourite learning experience, coupled with Dawkins Greatest Show on Earth through which I gained a similarly satisfying understanding of evolution.


  3. says:

    The layout of this book is perfect for the individual with a fleeting attention span e.g., me there are lots of pictures, not to mention the occasional page that contains no text than a single, giant font sentence These little coffee breaks are properly spaced to ensure that, any time my mind is about to start wandering, I get to flip a few pages in rapid succession and feel like I m still making good progress.That being said, the information provided here is excellent And the pictures sure are purdy, too My favorite sections were Stardust and Falling, because they deal with things like the nuts and bolts workings of stars and the effects of gravity in literally shaping our universe.I was less pleased with the final chapter Destiny , either because I d reached my threshold for being able to pay attention to non fiction writing at that point or because I just couldn t stop thinking about the comic books I knew I d be reading as soon as I was done.In any case, this is a great book for anyone with even the slightest interest in how our universe works Brian Cox does a great job as he did with the advanced Why Does E mc of dumbing things down for the casual reader without treating us like outright idiots.Oh, and if you re into this sorta thing, I d also recommend checking out the TV series How the Universe Works, with Mike Rowe You can find it on Netflix streaming or, at least, you could at one time , and it s positively excellent.


  4. says:

    If you enjoyed the show, you will enjoy the book If you haven t seen the show, you might still enjoy the book, but you might also wonder why there are so many darkly vignetted photos of the sillouete of the author standing with his back turned to the camera, looking at stuff It is a little cheesy, I admit, but I didn t mind it because Cox really does seem almost giddy about the universe To him, everything is Awesome, Incredible, Inspiring, Beautiful, etc At times his giddy enthusiam almost made me chuckle, and I m almost positive that the pale blue dot photo and the Hubble deep field photo were The most important photo mankind has ever witnessed Ever That he seems to go overboard from time to time doesn t distract from the overall quality of the book, which is fantastic It really is well written, the photographs are beautiful, and the drawings and diagrams are so cool they would look good hanging on the wall Somebody with a real sense of design put them together with a simplistic, alsmot retro pop feel to them.The book was a fun read Now that I m finished I will probably go back and read it again sometime, and I can definitely wholeheartedly recommend it to anybody who has even a passing interest in the universe.


  5. says:

    one of the best book on cosmology I have ever read Young British professor Brian Cox explaines the most complex and mysterious things such as the Big Bang Itself in a very simple language, sometimes even using highscool physics course experiments as an illustration The book is beautifully illustrated.


  6. says:

    Another complex issue topic made to sound simple and very interesting by Brian Cox, another book that really expands your own knowledge, very very interestin all the way through the book, well presented, I am impressed with the book cover, no editorial issues, this books main target audience will be people use to love the UK TV program Sky at night, students studying the universe It really is an amazing gathering of information, translated into a very easy to read format Cannot falut the book at all.


  7. says:

    How many times can one person get their face in one book


  8. says:

    What a Delightful Book


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    Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 103 4 Added on Monday, December 02, 2013, 02 21 PMOn Christmas Eve 1968, Apollo 8 passed into the darkness behind the Moon, and Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders became the first humans in history to lose sight of Earth Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 126 27 Added on Monday, December 02, 2013, 02 25 PMThe cosmos is about the smallest hole that a man can hide his head in G.K Chesterton Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 201 2 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 40 PMGalaxies such as the spiral shaped Dwingeloo 1 have recently been found hidden behind the Milky Way This discovery supports what we already know that there are many wonders out there in the Universe that we have yet to discover Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 213 16 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 43 PMThe spectacular remains and towering pillars of Karnak Temple are a testament to the Egyptian belief in the power and importance of the Amun Re, the Sun God, in their daily life, and of the Sun itself Karnak Temple, home of Amun Re, universal god, stands facing the Valley of the Kings across the Nile in the city of Luxor Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 225 27 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 44 PMEgyptian religious mythology is rich and complex With almost 1,500 known deities, countless temples and tombs and a detailed surviving literature, the mythology of the great civilisation of the Nile is considered the most sophisticated religious system ever devised Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 236 39 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 45 PMThe original mound of earth is the god Tatenen, meaning risen land he also represented the fertile land that emerged from the Nile floods , while the lotus flower is the god Nefertem, the god of perfumes Most important is the Sun God, born of the lotus blossom, who took on many forms but remained central to Egyptian religious thought for over 3,000 years It was the Sun God who brought light to the cosmos, and with light came all of creation Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 249 50 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 45 PMIn the Egyptian Book of the Dead, Amun is referred to as the eldest of the gods of the eastern sky , symbolising his emergence as the solar deity at sunrise Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 256 59 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 46 PMThe Great Hypostyle Hall, the dominant feature of the temple, is aligned such that on 21 December, the winter solstice and shortest day in the Northern Hemisphere, the disc of the Sun rises between the great pillars and floods the space with light, which comes from a position directly over a small building inside which Amun Re himself was thought to reside Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 271 72 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 46 PMa temple the size of Karnak will always be aligned with something in the sky, simply because it has buildings that point in all directions Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 277 79 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 47 PMIt seems clear therefore that the columns are positioned and decorated to mark the compass directions around the temple, which is persuasive evidence that the heart of this building is aligned to capture the light from an important celestial event the rising of the Sun in midwinter Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 312 13 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 51 PMThis is because we now think that around 95 per cent of the mass of galaxies such as our own Milky Way is made up of dark matter Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 323 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 51 PMGeoffrey Chaucer See yonder, lo, the Galaxy , Which men clepeth the Milky Wey, For hit is whyt Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 325 27 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 52 PMM87, also known as Virgo A and Messier 87, is a giant elliptical galaxy located 54 million light years away from Earth in the Virgo Cluster In this image the central jet is visible, which is a powerful beam of hot gas produced by a massive black hole in the core of the galaxy Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 331 33 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 52 PMTaken in December 2010, this is the most detailed picture of the Andromeda Galaxy, or M31, taken so far It is our largest and closest spiral galaxy, and in this picture we can clearly see rings of new star formations developing Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 337 39 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 53 PMZwicky 18 was once thought to be the youngest galaxy, as its bright stars suggested it was only 500 million years old However, recent Hubble Space Telescope images have identified older stars within it, making the galaxy as old as others but with new star formations Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 340 42 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 55 PMOur galaxy, the Milky Way, contains somewhere between 200 and 400 billion stars, depending on the number of faint dwarf stars that are difficult for us to detect The majority of stars lie in a disc around 100,000 light years in diameter and, on average, around 1,000 light years thick Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 346 49 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 56 PMAt the centre of our galaxy, and possibly every galaxy in the Universe, there is believed to be a super massive black hole Astronomers believe this because of precise measurements of the orbit of a star known as S2 This star orbits around the intense source of radio waves known as Sagittarius A pronounced Sagittarius A star that sits at the galactic centre S2 s orbital period is just over fifteen years, which makes it the fastest known orbiting object, reaching speeds of up to 2 per cent of the speed of light Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 353 54 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 57 PMThe only known way of cramming 4.1 million times the mass of the Sun into a space less than 17 light hours across is as a black hole, which is why astronomers are so confident that a giant black hole sits at the centre of the Milky Way Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 359 60 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 57 PMThe Quintuplet Cluster contains one of the most luminous stars in our galaxy, the Pistol Star, which is thought to be near the end of its life and on the verge of becoming a supernova Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 372 74 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 58 PMIn 2007, scientists using the Very Large Telescope VLT at the Paranal Observatory in Chile were able to observe a star in the Galactic Halo that is thought to be the oldest object in the Milky Way HE 1523 0901 is a star in the last stages of its life known as a red giant, it is a vast structure far bigger than our sun, but much cooler at its surface HE 1523 0901 is Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 377 79 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 12 59 PMThis is why the detection of five radioactive elements in the light from HE 1523 0901 was so important This dying star turns out to be 13.2 billion years old that s almost as old Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 384 86 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 02 PMUntil very recently, it was thought that our galaxy contained only four spiral arms Perseus, Norma, Scutum Centaurus and Carina Sagittarius, with our sun in an off shoot of the latter called the Orion spur but there is now thought to be an additional arm, called the Outer arm, an extension to the Norma arm Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 387 88 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 06 PMThe Sun was once thought to be an average star, but we now know that it shines brighter than 95 per cent of all other stars in the Milky Way Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 389 90 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 06 PMEvery second, the Sun burns 600 million tonnes of hydrogen in its core, producing 596 million tonnes of helium in the fusion reaction Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 390 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 06 PMThe missing four million tonnes of mass emerges as energy, which slowly travels to the Sun s photosphere, Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 389 91 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 07 PMEvery second, the Sun burns 600 million tonnes of hydrogen in its core, producing 596 million tonnes of helium in the fusion reaction The missing four million tonnes of mass emerges as energy, which slowly travels to the Sun s photosphere, where it is released into the galaxy and across the Universe as light Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 400 401 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 07 PMThe Lagoon Nebula is one such star nursery within this giant interstellar cloud of gas and dust, new stars are created Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 405 6 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 08 PMHerschel 36 This star is thought to be a ZAMS star zero ago main sequence because it has just begun to produce the dominant part of its energy from hydrogen fusion in its core Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 408 10 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 08 PMEta Carinae is a pair of billowing gas and dust clouds that are the remnants of a stellar explosion from an unstable star system The system consists of at least two giant stars, and shines with a brightness four million times that of our sun One of these stars is thought to be a Wolf Rayet star Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 412 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 08 PMIn 1843, Eta Carinae became one of the brightest stars in the Universe when it exploded Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 441 42 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 13 PMor corpuscles , as he called them in his Hypothesis of Light, published in 1675 Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 444 45 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 13 PMLeonhard Euler, who felt that the phenomena of diffraction could only be explained by a wave theory Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 445 46 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 13 PMIn 1801, the English doctor Thomas Young appeared to settle the matter once and for all when he reported the results from his famous double slit experiment, which clearly showed that light diffracted, and therefore must travel in the form of a wave Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 465 67 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 16 PMMichael Faraday was busy doing what scientists do best playing around with wire and magnets He discovered that if you push a magnet through a coil of wire, an electric current flows through the wire while the magnet is moving Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 470 72 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 17 PMAmp re discovered that two parallel wires carrying electric currents experience a force between them this force is still used today to define the ampere, or amp the unit of electric current A single amp is defined as the current that must flow along two parallel wires of infinite length and negligible diameter to produce an attractive force of 0.0000007 Newtons between them Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 476 78 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 17 PMMaxwell, who, in a series of papers in 1861 and 1862, developed a single theory of electricity and magnetism that was able to explain all of the experimental work of Faraday, Amp re and others But Maxwell s crowning glory came in 1864, when he published a paper that is undoubtedly one of the greatest achievements in the history of science Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 481 82 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 18 PMElectricity and magnetism can be unified by introducing two new concepts electric and magnetic fields The idea of a field is central to modern physics Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 494 97 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 19 PMWhere c is the speed of light and the quantities 0 and 0 are related to the strengths of electric and magnetic fields The fact that the velocity of light can be measured experimentally on a bench top with wires and magnets was the key piece of evidence that light is an electromagnetic wave Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 507 10 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 26 PMMaxwell s equations also predict exactly how fast these waves must fly away from the electric charges that create them The speed of the waves is the ratio of the strengths of the electric and magnetic fields quantities that had been measured by Faraday, Amp re and others and were well known to Maxwell When Maxwell did the sums, he must have fallen off his chair He found that his equations predicted that the waves in the electric and magnetic fields travelled at the speed of light Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 513 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 26 PMIn modern language, we would say that light is an electromagnetic wave Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 515 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 26 PMit had first been measured by Ole Romer in 1676 Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 521 24 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 29 PMEmpedocles and Galileo, separated by almost two millennia, felt that light must travel at a finite, if extremely high, velocity Empedocles s reasoning was elegant, pre dating Aristotle by a century He considered light travelling across the vast distance from the Sun to Earth, and noted that everything that travels must move from one point to another Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 527 30 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 29 PMGalileo set out to measure the speed of light using two lamps He held one and sent an assistant a large distance away with another When they were in position, Galileo opened a shutter on his lamp, letting the light out When his assistant saw the flash, he opened his shutter, and Galileo attempted to note down the time delay between the opening of his shutter and his observation of the flash from his assistant s lamp His conclusion was that light must travel extremely rapidly, because he was unable to determine its speed Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 548 50 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 31 PMThe point at which the Sun crosses the Meridian is also the point at which it reaches its highest position in the sky on any given day as it journeys from sunrise in the east to sunset in the west We call this time noon, or midday Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 551 53 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 31 PMto determine your longitude, set a clock to read 12 o clock when the Sun reaches the highest point in the sky at Greenwich If it reads 2pm when the Sun reaches its highest point in the sky where you are, you are thirty degrees to the west of Greenwich Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 560 61 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 36 PMGalileo, having discovered the moons of Jupiter, was convinced he could use the orbits of these moons as a clock, Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 573 74 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 37 PM1671, Romer and Picard observed over one hundred of Io s eclipses, noting the times and intervals between each Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 579 81 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 38 PMThese sketches published in Istoria e Dimonstrazione in 1613 show the changing position of the moons of Jupiter over 12 days Jupiter is represented by the large circle, with the four moons as dots on either side Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 589 91 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 38 PMRomer s genius was to realise that this pattern implied there was nothing wrong with the clockwork of Jupiter and Io, because the error depended on the distance between Earth and Jupiter and had nothing to do with Io itself Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 594 95 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 40 PMFactor in the time it takes light to travel between Jupiter and Earth and the theory works Romer did this by trial and error, and was able to correctly account for the shifting times of the observed eclipses Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 598 99 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 41 PMHe simply stated that it takes light twenty two minutes to cross the diameter of Earth s orbit Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 600 601 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 41 PMIn his Treatise sur la lumi re 1678 , Huygens quotes a speed in strange units as 110 million toises per second Since a toise is two metres seven feet , this gives a speed of 220,000,000 metres per second, which is not far off the modern value of 299,792,458 Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 631 32 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 43 PMthe sound barrier was not breached until 14 October 1947, when Chuck Yeager became the first human to pilot a supersonic flight Flying in the Bell XS1, Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 663 64 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 01 59 PMIn Einstein s theory, anything that has no mass is compelled to travel at the special speed through space Conversely, anything that has mass is compelled to travel slower than this speed Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 694 96 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 02 02 PMAt the very edge of the Solar System, the round trip travel time for radio signals sent and received by Voyager 1 on its journey into interstellar space is currently thirty one hours, fifty two minutes and twenty two seconds, as of September 2010 Wonders of the Universe Brian Cox Highlight Loc 702 4 Added on Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 02 05 PMGreat Rift Valley was such a place We arrived in Tanzania on 10 May 2010 for the first day of filming After a brief overnight stay close to the airport at Kilimanjaro, we were driven out into the Serengeti


  10. says:

    Engaging and accessible, this is a pretty good introduction to the past present and future of our universe It s a tie in with a BBC tv show which I have not seen and this fact distorts the book in odd ways For tv the author needed to make sure he had interesting images of places around the earth so that viewers had pretty things to look at This may have made sense for tv, but these bits feel a little forced into the book On the other hand, this book is packed with gorgeous pictures of space There is a lot to see and to read and Wonders of the Universe is worth your time if the subject interest you and how could it not interest you


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