Universal: A Guide To The Cosmos
by Brian Cox
- Astronomy, Best of 2017
Physics brought down to earth
Cosmology may seem out of the reach of mere mortals-but international bestselling scientists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw reveal that anyone can think like a physicist and grasp the breathtaking grandeur of the cosmos.
Universal guides you to make your own measurements between the Earth and neighboring planets by using the parallax method; follow in the footsteps of cosmologist Edwin Hubble to discover that the universe is expanding; and work out the Earth's radius by applying Pythagoras's theorem to simple observations you can make on a beach.
With full explanations, diagrams, and astonishing photographs, Universal presents a world of simple questions with sublime answers-and reveals the scientific process that includes us all.
Praise for Brian Cox
"I can think of no one, Stephen Hawking included, who more perfectly combines authority, knowledge, passion, clarity and powers of elucidation than Brian Cox. If you really want to know how Big Science works and why it matters to each of us in the smallest way then be entertained by this dazzlingly enthusiastic man. Can someone this charming really be a professor?"-Stephen Fry
"Brian Cox [is] perhaps the most popular scientist of the 21st century."-The National
"Brian Cox...has become the front man for physics...Cox has secured a large fan base with...his happy turns of phrase and his knack for presenting complex ideas using simple analogies. He also admirably shies away from dumbing down."-The Economist
"Both Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw share a rare skill of taking on a complex topic and making it comprehensible."-San Francisco Review of Books
About the Authors
Brian Cox is a professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester. A hugely popular TV and radio presenter, he is the bestselling author (with Jeff Forshaw) of Why Does E=mc2 and The Quantum Universe.
Jeff Forshaw is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Manchester and a recipient of the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal.
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||March 28, 2017|