Wonders of the Universe (Wonders Series)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 14, 2011
He has explained some of the profound questions,we can ask about ourselves and about the Universe, in an understandable way. He explains the most complex and fundamental scientific discoveries in an interesting manner. Anyone interested in Astronomy or Astrophysics should read this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2011
"WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE"

This Book is just that, A WONDER! It is a Delightful Book.
It has been read by two Family members now and we are passing it along for other Family members to read.
Beautifully Written.
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on August 24, 2011
If you like the series on TV, you will enjoy this book. Good text and good photos. Even if you have never seen the TV series, if you are interested in the universe, this would be a good book to get.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 1, 2014
If you're into taking an imaginary walk through science at the edge that is understandable for us mere mortals, this is a good start. Heinz R. Pagels and Brian Greene are as or more awesome from string to multi-verse theory; beautiful and fascinating. Pagels' view of something from nothing floored me though I probably got it wrong... if something like time exists in the realm of nothingness and it continues long enough something that shouldn't happen... must happen. Imagine your job is to drive a dump truck "forever" and each 'day' you 'get a dump truck full of six sided dice and take them to a 'field and dump them all, then get out and check the results. One day... far... far into the future they will all come up snake-eyes!
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on August 26, 2011
A great read that was hard to put down and impossible to walk away from without learning a thing or two.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 13, 2012
Just got this from the local library. Tremendous narrative and the color photos of the heavens look fabulous on the Kindle Fire. Totally recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you like the series, which I suspect you do, then you will like the book. Similar but the book adds some details in text and pictures and allows you to go at your own pace. I recommend it.
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on February 16, 2013
Having watched the four part TV series, I was delighted to acquire the accompanying book which is in four parts, matching the TV series. Professor Cox has a way of explaining the complex in the most simple of terms and I loved every moment of my read. I learned more from this one book regarding the universe than from anything else I have read. I began to understand entropy which I never thought I would. And the photos are stunning. Not only does it cover the beginning, progression and the current development of everything in the known universe, it also predicts the future. "...our understanding of fundamental physics allows us to make concrete predictions about how they will end their days." And he is talking of the ultimate destiny of the universe in about '10 to the power of 100' years - and as he says, that is a big number. To me, that is the biblical equivalent of sound prophecy - based on science. Thus, although believers in gods may not like it, as this accurately covers all known space/time, past, present and future, to me it is the ultimate Bible - and science is God and people like Cox are his prophets. My all time favourite learning experience, coupled with Dawkins' 'Greatest Show on Earth' through which I gained a similarly satisfying understanding of evolution.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 13, 2014
Excellent book. My 14 year old granddaughter asked for this book and is enjoying reading about the universe. This book is full of interesting facts and well written.
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on October 30, 2011
This is one of the best books I've ever read! Brian really knows how to put words to paper. Everyone should read this book, or buy it for somone they like.
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