This book asks questions about our origins, our destiny, and our place in the universe. We have no right to expect answers; we have no right to even ask. But ask and wonder we do. Human Universe is first and foremost a love letter to humanity - a celebration of our outrageous fortune in existing at all.
I have chosen to write my letter in the language of science, because there is no better demonstration of our magnificent ascent from dust to paragon of animals than the exponentiation of knowledge generated by science. Two million years ago we were apemen. Now we are spacemen. That has happened, as far as we know, nowhere else. That is worth celebrating.
"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)
Regular price: £8.49
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for £8.49
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Daryl and Ruth on 30-10-16
Such a Great Book!
I really enjoyed this book. I am no physicist but the way this is written makes it easy to understand all the concepts covered. It is full of facts and figures but somehow is given just enough whimsy and the odd song lyric to keep it entertaining. It shows an insight into science through the ages and Brian tells us his own opinions and take on the universe and our place in it. The narrator has a real talent too. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.
13 of 16 people found this review helpful