Wonders of Life: Exploring the Most Extraordinary Phenomenon in the Universe

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Harper Collins, 11 июн. 2013 г. - Всего страниц: 288
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In Wonders of Life: Exploring the Most Extraordinary Force in the Universe, the definitive companion to the Discovery Science Channel series, Professor Brian Cox takes us on an incredible journey to discover the most complex, diverse, and unique force in the universe: life itself.

Through his voyage of discovery, international bestselling author Brian Cox explains how the astonishing inventiveness of nature came about and uncovers the milestones in the epic journey from the origin of life to our own lives, with beautiful full-color illustrations throughout. From spectacular fountains of superheated water at the bottom of the Atlantic to the deepest rainforest, Cox seeks out the places where the biggest questions about life may be answered: What is life? Why do we need water? Why does life end?

Physicist and professor Brian Cox uncovers the secrets of life in the most unexpected locations and in the most stunning detail in this beautiful full-color volume.

 

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INTRODUCTION
Return of the King
A Very Special Home
Simple but Complex
The Magic of Hydrogen Bonds
INTO THE LIGHT
A Unique and Colourful World
From the Smallest Beginnings
Eating the
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Brian Cox, Ph.D., is a particle physicist, Royal Society research fellow, and professor at the University of Manchester, as well as a researcher on one of the most ambitious projects on earth, the ATLAS experiment on the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. He is perhaps best known as a science broadcaster and host of the hugely popular series Wonders of the Solar System, Wonders of the Universe, and Wonders of Life. He is the coauthor of three companion books to these series, as well as The Quantum Universe and Why Does E = mc2?. In the 1990s he played keyboards for the UK pop band D:Ream.

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