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Forces of Nature

Lu par : Samuel West
Durée : 7 h et 15 min
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A Sunday Times best seller.

A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking audiobook accompanies the BBC One TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions.

'What is motion?'

'Why is every snowflake different?'

'Why is life symmetrical?'

To answer these and many other questions, Professor Brian Cox uncovers some of the most extraordinary natural events on Earth and in the universe and beyond.

From the immensity of the universe and the roundness of Earth to the form of every single snowflake, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing. In seeking to understand the everyday world, the colours, structure, behaviour and history of our home, we develop the knowledge and techniques necessary to step beyond the everyday and approach the universe beyond.

Forces of Nature takes you to the great plains of the Serengeti, the volcanoes of Indonesia and the precipitous cliffs in Nepal to the humpback whales of the Caribbean and the northern lights of the Arctic. Brian will answer questions on Earth that will illuminate our understanding of the universe.

Think you know our planet?

Think again.

©2017 Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critiques

"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)
"Engaging, ambitious and creative." ( Guardian)
"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)

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  • Philomath
  • 13/06/2017

Complicated in its simplicity

Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen have the ability to explain science in a fashion that still maintains depth, yet you don't need to be a scientist to understand it. This is simpler said than done, specially when you explain all of what is out there from its simplest components.

The authors passion is carried vividly in this book, that even the few equations that are provided sound like poetry.

This book is not too simple, but definitely a gem. It is yet another up to date explanation of science in the cutting edge, where progress is moving faster than books can be written.

Highly recommended for those who want to be informed of where we are and are willing to strain their mind just a little, the lovers of science.

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  • Sharey
  • 02/08/2017

Very Good

You will need to engage your brain to follow these complex concepts, so do not expect an easy listen. That said, once you have shifted gear to listen very intently, West will carefully deliver Cox's fascinating explanations of the forces of nature to the average person who is not well-versed in physics. If you are, however, this book may be too elementary for you and you might find this book too pedestrian. If you do get in over your head, just listen and pick up what you can!

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  • Chip C.
  • 13/07/2017

And I thought I had read it all ...

No, I hadn't. I also thought I knew most of the basics of this physics, astronomy and other natural sciences stuff. I didn't. This is a very well written and narrated book. A fun listen! Particularly for the price.

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  • 24/07/2017

good read nice examples

Brian Cox is a great job of making complicated things easier to understand by using great examples that are very relatable.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03/03/2019

Outstanding and intriguing

Just an excellent piece of scientific writing. The only thing I would question is Einstein’s light clock. Since the angle at which the light is emitted remains 90 degrees for all observers, how can the light have travelled further?

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  • Dr. X
  • 12/02/2019

EVERYBODY should read Brian’s book!

I am serious; if everybody in the world read this book we would have a better planet to live in. It is impossible to appreciate something that we do not understand or know how rare and fragile it is. Every earthling should know why the sky is blue, sunsets red, and rainbows an arch.

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  • Nannette Washko
  • 31/12/2018

A Fun Way to Explore Nature

Nurture your inner child by noticing little details about our world you never used to think about. I have listened to this over and over, and I find something new to take joy in each time. Its also a great way to springboard your curiosity and research into the natural sciences.

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  • John R
  • 04/12/2018

Love it

Would've preferred it to be narrated by Brian Cox but either way it was terrific

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08/08/2018

A very interesting overview of nature

The narrator is really superb. the best Iv'e ever heard.
the book covers a wide range of interesting topics.

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  • Christian R. Unger
  • 11/07/2018

great clear explanations, maybe too many formulas

Well written and read, great overview of many things with easy to follow explanations. One area it let me down a tiny bit was formulas which I really I don't take in well I. audio form. Did not present a huge issue as the explanation offered plenty.

One other aspect was that on some topics (tides come to mind) I was left unsure what the remaining ended up being but that could have been my mind wandering / wondering.

Great, compact title that explains deep stuff in a very accessible way which will leave the listener with lasting impressions about science. Definitely worth two listens at that to get the most out of ... like how tides come about.