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The Planets

Jupiter: The Ruthless One - Mars: The Doomed One - Sun: The Fiery One - Saturn: The Beautiful One - Pluto: The Mysterious One

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ISBN 9780007488841
Barcode 9780007488841
Published 3 June 2019 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback, edition
Author(s) By Cox, Brian
With Cohen, Andrew
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ISBN-13 9780007488841
ISBN-10 000748884X
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Publication Date 3 June 2019
International Publication Date 23 July 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, edition
Edition edition
Author(s) By Cox, Brian
With Cohen, Andrew
Category Cosmology & The Universe
Solar System
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 246mm
Height: 286mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 1,650g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Solar system - Popular works, Planets - Popular works
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 523.2
Catalogue Code 968426

Description of this Book

Jupiter: The Ruthless One - Mars: The Doomed One - Sun: The Fiery One - Saturn: The Beautiful One - Pluto: The Mysterious One We're living through an extraordinary time of exploration. A fleet of space probes are continually beaming data from their sensors back to Earth. Hidden in this stream of code are startling new discoveries about the worlds we share with the Sun. We will piece together these remarkable and often surprising findings to tell the greatest science story of them all - the life and times of the Solar System. What emerges is a dramatic tale chronicling the adventures of eight planetary siblings. Born from violence, they grow up together, in time becoming living and breathing worlds, only to fade away one by one as they age. Along the way each world takes on its own unique character which we will come to know as we cross the vastness of space and time to visit them. We'll place our cameras on the surfaces of these worlds at moments of heightened drama. We'll give readers a glimpse of the most memorable moments in the evolution of our star system. Along the way we will meet all eight of the major planets, plus a supporting cast of moons, asteroids and comets, and a mysterious as yet unseen world way out beyond the Kuiper belt...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Praise for Prof Brian Cox: `Cox's romantic, lyrical approach to astrophysics all adds up to an experience that feels less like homework and more like having a story told to you. A really good story, too.' Guardian `He bridges the gap between our childish sense of wonder and a rather more professional grasp of the scale of things' Independent `If you didn't utter a wow watching the TV, you will while reading the book' The Times `Engaging, ambitious and creative' Guardian
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 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 popular BBC Wonders trilogy, Human Universe, Forces of Nature and Stargazing Live. Andrew Cohen is Head of the BBC Science Unit and the Executive Producer of the BBC series Planets. He has been responsible for a wide range of science documentaries, including the Wonders trilogy, Human Universe, Forces of Nature and Stargazing Live. He lives in London with his wife and three children.

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