Ere an assumption about readers mathematical skills and knowledge are made clearer the later formulae are better labelled For someone like me with all the mathematical aptitude of an artichoke clearer the later formulae are better labelled For someone like me with all the mathematical aptitude of an artichoke of the workings might ust as well have been written in Klingon But that s my problem not the book sIt s refreshing to find a scientist a popular one at that so willing to explain at length that science is not a fixed or exact thing Its methods however are subject to peer scrutiny and its theorems reuire proofs to reach that status Science is an area of endeavour where simple speculation coupled with a belief system is no substitute for factual information and a serious attempt to discover the realities It s refreshing to find this mind set in a scientist of Professor Cox s stature since there are unfortunately scientists who treat their discipline in the same cavalier way that most religious authorities treat their beliefs as if somehow the very fact that they believe their myths should render them beyond uestionI read this book as background research for a science fiction novel I m writing I m very pleased I did It s caused me to reconsider certain elements of the future I m portraying and prevented me appearing foolish than I might otherwise seem I ve discovered that certain facts in some fields are not uite what some proponents have declared them to be This is a book about the forces of nature Four of them that form the basic building blocks of how the universe and everything in it is structured It s a truly fascinating read peppered with amusing comments and presented in a very readable manner What could so easily have been a dry textbook is actually an entertaining and informative piece of accessible writing I wish I d had teachers with Professor Cox s ability to explain things in an engaging and inspiring fashion my school education would have taken an entirely different and useful routeReaders with little scientific background may find some of the explanations difficult to comprehend and those like me with poor maths may have problems understanding some of the proofs But the Professor makes allowances for these holes in our education and finds ways to make clear what might otherwise be obscure It s an intriguing and inspiring read and having thoroughly enjoyed it I fully recommend the book This exploration of science is perhaps a little bit unfocused but Brian Cox has such an infectious enthusiasm for the subject that it s hard not to be swept along with him on this ourney All in all an interesting very book that I m glad that I ve read There is always a sense of wonder and curiosity with respect to the universe we live in The advances in explaining our universe have been many and yet it is not easy to summarize
it in a way most people can relate to Brian Cox does well to include the right amount of information in a way most people can relate to Brian Cox does well to include the right amount of information detail to be satisfying There are portions on the book where it moves slowly but generally regains the track after some slack The coverage includes space origin theories fundamental particles forces Overall an interesting read. Beyond the everyday and approach the Universe beyondForces 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 uestions on Earth that will illuminate our understanding of the UniverseThink you know our planetThink aga.
characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Brian CoxDo I now know physics Nope But I know somewhere between 5 and 15% on some topics of physics than I did before this book But that s not really why I liked Forces of Nature I don t think my life will be directly impacted by knowing or forgetting how many flavors of neutrinos there are Three And yes for some reason they re called flavors What I liked was that Cox and Cohen do a great ob of linking things you might not have thought are linked of weaving
a bit of science history into simple but not dumbed down explanationsbit of science history into simple but not dumbed down explanations physical and chemical mechanisms and especially of transmitting how utterly brilliant they find the whole thing So even if you haven t the slightest interest in the topic even if you ve never wondered why the sky is blue and why beex build hexagonal hives Lawman Lover (Outlaws, just read it to take part in a fancy university professor soy about how the world works How often do you get to do thatDid not fit into the PopSugar Reading Challenge 2020 The short introductory book on science is too short to serve a purpose To start with the tone is as if the author is trying to convince its readers that there is sciencereason rather than anything mystical at the base of the reality around The wonderment angle often leads to the author spending a considerable amount of time compared to the size of the book making elementary arguments discussing the history of scientistsdiscovery or raising uestions that do not fit From the mundane or the most comprehensible the author would suddenly make almost uantum umps to extremely complex arguments with little explanations And in another flash the readers would find the book almost uantum umps to extremely complex arguments with little explanations And in another flash the readers would find the book a completely different topic as it covers multiple branches of biochemistry evolutionary science astronomy electromagnetism relativity and uantum physics apart from issues like the origin of life and even the Big Bang Very strong indepth educational book learnt many thing from this Brian Cox yet again makes topics very interesting the book is well written well presented the book cover is OK this book really expands your knowledge many people I believe would find this book interesting if you like the TV series this
BOOK IS A GREAT COMPLEMENT TO THE TV SHOWSis a great complement to the TV shows eudcational level is that the book would potentially be very useful to university students study relevent topics Reall enjoyed this book N Whenever I read books like these I m always awe inspired by the sheer vastness and pure amazingness of our little home in a huge universe The fundamental laws of nature uantum mechanics physics and the tenacity of biology never ceases to amaze me and this book expertly communicated all of that Beautifully written and in a way that will help you to slow down stop and think and truly appreciate the intricacies of the world and the physics we live in and are bound by It lays down and explains many of the fundamental laws and science in a way that caters for both the science novice and the scientist alike It does go deep into the maths and science in some instances which even if you don t understand which most wont claim to me included it will still. A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet this groundbreaking book accompanies the new BBC One TV series providing the deepest answers to the simplest uestions‘What is motion’‘Why is every snowflake different’‘Why is life symmetrical’To answer these and many other uestions Professor Brian Cox uncovers some of the most extraordinary natural events on Eart. .
Work to amaze and show the deep levels of understanding and human endeavour to explain and work out the world around us It really helps to make you appreciate ust how complex and amazing our world is something that can get so easily overlooked in the
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always be a fan of Brian s work and his easy way of communicating science to all andbe a fan of Brian s work and his easy way of communicating science to all and book like many of his others did a beautiful ob of explaining and exploring the many forces of nature in a way that held your interest kept you entertained intrigued and in awe in the beautiful world we get to call home I ll never tire about learning of our beautiful planet This is another sumptuous book in the series but if you have read any of Professor Brian Cox s previous books you would come to expect nothing less and this book does not disappointHowever this book has uite a challenge ahead of it You see his previous books have been on rather straight forward and easily defined subjects the solar system the universe and so on how we have something a little vague and as such something totally open to interpretation And this is where the challenge lies what do you class as the force of nature and this interpretation works both for and against this book Do not get me wrong it is amazing with beautiful photography and amazing insights Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files just that I would say that you do have a rather whirlwind tourNow I maintain that these books though never definitive act as an appetiser drawing the reader in with the hope that it sparks some thirst for knowledge and setting the reader off on aourney of discovery if the reader ust thinks hmm that was interesting and Simply Shuts The Book And shuts the book and off else where then the book and I guess Professor Cox have failed Somehow reading this book I dont think they have anything to worry about ust yet I don t know what it is about the way he explains complicated topics but I really connect with it Fantastic book This is such an interesting read It forms book 5 of my Penguin Read the Year Challenge too Well written interesting and thoroughly fascinating It felt like my science lessons from school all in one Only this is a little complicated I d highly recommend it This surprising book exudes the author s enduring sense of wonder and delight at the natural world Such ualities when demonstrated by a leading academic who is also a well loved and respected TV presenter can motivate and inspire I hope many non scientists read this bookNot an easy read it demands attention and concentration But it does explain where possible in layman s terms the fundamental forces that control how things are made in this extraordinary universe we occupy Acknowledging the roles of early pioneers and explaining the history of discovery Professor Cox builds pictures of the way brilliant minds have come to understand the way things work in natureIf I have a negative comment it s only that some early euations in the book would benefit from a few labels to identify the uantities and ualities described As the book progresses however these very issues that I imagined H and in the Universe and beyondFrom 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 techniues necessary to step.