Praise for Professor 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
‘In this book of the acclaimed BBC2 TV series, Professor Cox shows us the cosmos as we have never seen it before – a place full of the most bizarre and powerful natural phenomena.’ Sunday Express
‘Will entertain and delight … what a priceless gift that would be.’ Independent on Sunday
Sunday Times Bestseller
How did life on Earth begin? What is the nature of space and time? What are the chances that we will discover life on other worlds?
Think you know our planet?
Forces of Nature takes you from the mid-Atlantic ridge in Iceland, the volcanoes of Indonesia and the precipitous cliffs in Nepal, to the manatees off the coast of Florida and the northern lights of the Arctic, in search of the fundamental laws that govern our world.
These universal laws shape everything, from the structure of snowflakes to the elegant spirals of the galaxies. By seeking to understand the everyday world – the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home – we can step beyond the everyday and approach the Universe beyond.