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Brian Cox uncovers extraordinary events on earth, in the Universe and Beyond

Forces of Nature

Professor Brian Cox

and Andrew Cohen

A breathtaking and beautiful exploration of our planet, this groundbreaking book accompanies the new ABC TV series, providing the deepest answers to the simplest questions.


What is motion?


Why is every snowflake different?


To answer these and many other questions, Professor Brian Cox reveals some of the most extraordinary phenomena and events on Earth, in the Universe and beyond.


From the immensity of Earth’s globe to all the world’s myriad snowflakes, the forces of nature shape everything we see. Pushed to extremes, the results are astonishing.


From the realm of auroras to the heart of our planet, the ingredients that make everything on Earth connect each one of us in an eternal cycle of life. Brian will reveal why Earth is the most colourful world we know, exploring the white light of the sun as it travels through the darkness of space until it hits Earth’s atmosphere where it begins a new journey, splitting into a rainbow of colours.


From 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 give inspiring answers to our most searching questions that will illuminate our understanding of the planet like never before.


Professor Brian Cox, OBE is a particle physicist, a Royal Society research fellow, and a professor at the University of Manchester as well as researcher on the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.


Andrew Cohen is Head of the BBC Science Unit and the Executive Producer of the BBC series Forces of Nature.


Forces of Nature by Professor Brian Cox & Andrew Cohen

Published: 1 August 2016

Imprint: HarperCollins

Format: Hardcover; RRP: $39.99; ISBN: 9780007488827

eBook available


July 28, 2016


Brian Cox uncovers extraordinary events on earth, in the Universe and Beyond


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