Human Universe

Top ten Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Engaging, ambitious and creative’ Guardian Where are we? Are we alone? Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future?

Author: Professor Brian Cox

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008129798

Category: Science

Page: 272

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Top ten Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Engaging, ambitious and creative’ Guardian Where are we? Are we alone? Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future?
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Wonders of the Universe

Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet. Professor Brian Cox is back with another insightful and mind-blowing exploration of space. This time he shows us our universe as we've never seen it before.

Author: Professor Brian Cox

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007413379

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Recommended for viewing on a colour tablet. Professor Brian Cox is back with another insightful and mind-blowing exploration of space. This time he shows us our universe as we've never seen it before.
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How to Build a Universe

Radio tie-in with BBC Radio 4 programme The Infinite Monkey Cage.

Author: Brian Cox

Publisher: William Collins

ISBN: 0008276102

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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Radio tie-in with BBC Radio 4 programme The Infinite Monkey Cage.
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The Planets

‘So staggering you go “whoa!” every few seconds’ Guardian ‘Really impressive’ Eamonn Holmes, ITV This Morning A companion book to the critically acclaimed BBC series.

Author: Professor Brian Cox

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008313470

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The bestselling authors of Wonders of the Universe are back with another blockbuster, a groundbreaking exploration of our Solar System as it has never been seen before. A companion book to the highly anticipated BBC series.
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The Infinite Monkey Cage How to Build a Universe

The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels.

Author: Prof. Brian Cox

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008254964

Category: Science

Page: 288

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The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms.
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The Reality Frame

Page 227 – The story of Edwin Land and the development of the Polaroid
camera is from Brian Clegg and Paul Birch, ... Page 254 – Henry Gee's criticism
of Brian Cox's Human Universe is from Henry Gee, 'Brian Cox's Human Universe
 ...

Author: Brian Clegg

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 9781785782145

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Weaving together the great ideas of science, The Reality Frame takes us on a thrilling journey from empty space all the way to the human mind. Acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg builds up reality piece by piece, from space, to time, to matter, movement, the fundamental forces, life, and the massive transformation that life itself has wrought on the natural world. He reveals that underlying it all is not, as we might believe, a system of immovable absolutes, but the ever-shifting, amorphous world of relativity. From religion to philosophy, humanity has traditionally sought out absolutes to explain the world around us, but as science has developed, relativity has swept away many of these certainties, leaving only a handful of unchangeable essentials – such as absolute zero, nothingness, light – leading to better science and a new understanding of the essence of being human. This is an Ascent of Man for the 21st century, the gripping story of modern science that will fill you with wonder and give you a new insight into our place in the universe.
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Universal

Science reveals a deeper beauty, connects us to each other, to our world, and to our Universe; and, by understanding the groundbreaking work of others, reaches out into the unknown.

Author: Brian Cox

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141968346

Category: Science

Page: 288

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An awe-inspiring, unforgettable journey of scientific exploration from Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, the top ten bestselling authors of The Quantum Universe. We dare to imagine a time before the Big Bang, when the entire Universe was compressed into a space smaller than an atom. And now, as Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw show, we can do more than imagine: we can understand. Over the centuries, the human urge to discover has unlocked an incredible amount of knowledge. What it reveals to us is breathtaking. Universal takes us on an epic journey of scientific exploration and, in doing so, reveals how we can all understand some of the most fundamental questions about our Earth, Sun, Solar System and the star-filled galaxies beyond. Some of these questions - How big is our solar system? How fast is space expanding? - can be answered from your back garden; the answers to others - How big is the Universe? What is it made of? - draw on the astonishing information now being gathered by teams of astronomers operating at the frontiers of the known universe. At the heart of all these questions - from the earliest attempts to quantify gravity, to our efforts to understand what dark matter is and what really happened at the birth of our universe - is the scientific process. Science reveals a deeper beauty, connects us to each other, to our world, and to our Universe; and, by understanding the groundbreaking work of others, reaches out into the unknown. What's more, as Universal shows us, if we dare to imagine, we can all do it.
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Science Entertainment and Television Documentary

... is discussed on several occasions and used as the structural basis for the
Human Universe episode 'Are We Alone?'. ... (Stephen Hawking on Into the
Universe with Stephen Hawking), or that highly unlikely (Brian Cox on Human
Universe).

Author: Vincent Campbell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137385383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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The shift from traditional documentary to “factual entertainment” television has been the subject of much debate and criticism, particularly with regard to the representation of science. New types of factual programming that combine documentary techniques with those of entertainment formats (such as drama, game-shows and reality TV) have come in for strident criticism. Often featuring spectacular visual effects produced by Computer Generated Imagery these programmes blur the boundaries between mainstream science and popular beliefs. Through close analysis of programmes across a range of sciences, this book explores these issues to see if criticisms of such hybrid programmes as representing the “rotting carcass of science TV” really are valid. Campbell considers if in fact; when considered in relation to the principles, practices and communication strategies of different sciences; these shows can be seen to offer more complex and rich representations that construct sciences as objects of wonder, awe and the sublime.
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The Human Instinct

Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History. 35. Ibid.,
318. 36. Gee, The Accidental Species, 323. 37. H. Gee, “Brian Cox's human
universe presents a fatally flawed view of evolution,” The Guardian, October 14,
2014.

Author: Kenneth R. Miller

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781476790275

Category: Science

Page: 304

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From one of America’s best-known biologists, a revolutionary new way of thinking about evolution that shows “why, in light of our origins, humans are still special” (Edward J. Larson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evolution). Once we had a special place in the hierarchy of life on Earth—a place confirmed by the literature and traditions of every human tribe. But then the theory of evolution arrived to shake the tree of human understanding to its roots. To many of the most passionate advocates for Darwin’s theory, we are just one species among multitudes, no more significant than any other. Even our minds are not our own, they tell us, but living machines programmed for nothing but survival and reproduction. In The Human Instinct, Brown University biologist Kenneth R. Miller “confronts both lay and professional misconceptions about evolution” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), showing that while evolution explains how our bodies and brains were shaped, that heritage does not limit or predetermine human behavior. In fact, Miller argues in this “highly recommended” (Forbes) work that it is only thanks to evolution that we have the power to shape our destiny. Equal parts natural science and philosophy, The Human Instinct makes an “absorbing, lucid, and engaging…case that it was evolution that gave us our humanity” (Ursula Goodenough, professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis).
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