Universal: A Guide To The Cosmos

Hardcover | March 28, 2017

byBrian Cox, Jeff Forshaw

not yet rated|write a review
In Universal, bestselling physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw (Why Does E=mc2?) take us on an inspirational journey of scientific exploration. They show that, by asking questions about the world around us, anyone can think like a physicist and grasp the breath-taking 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, Cox and Forshaw reveal how we can all understand some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, solar system, and the galaxies beyond. At the heart of all these questions—from the earliest attempts to quantify gravity to our efforts to understand what really happened at the birth of our universe—is the scientific process that includes us all.

The ultimate guide to our cosmos, Universal presents a world of simple questions with sublime answers.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$33.94 online
$45.50 list price (save 25%)
Pre-order online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

In Universal, bestselling physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw (Why Does E=mc2?) take us on an inspirational journey of scientific exploration. They show that, by asking questions about the world around us, anyone can think like a physicist and grasp the breath-taking grandeur of the cosmos.Universal guides you to make your own measur...

Brian Cox is a professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester. He is a popular TV and radio presenter and lives in London.Jeff Forshaw is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Manchester and a recipient of the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal. He lives in Manchester, England.

other books by Brian Cox

Wonders Of Life: Exploring The Most Extraordinary Phenomenon In The Universe
Wonders Of Life: Exploring The Most Extraordinary Pheno...

Hardcover|Sep 29 2016

$10.50 online$36.99list price(save 71%)
Wonders Of The Universe
Wonders Of The Universe

Hardcover|Jul 12 2011

$30.99 online$36.99list price(save 16%)
Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?)
Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?)

Paperback|Jul 13 2010

$12.79 online$20.00list price(save 36%)
see all books by Brian Cox
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 10.63 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:March 28, 2017Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306822709

ISBN - 13:9780306822704

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Universal: A Guide To The Cosmos

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

The National, 9/27/16
“Brian Cox [is] perhaps the most popular scientist of the 21st century.”