By Brian Cox
Taking readers on a panoramic visible and medical experience, well known physicist Brian Cox finds the sunlight method as you've by no means noticeable it earlier than: from Saturn's moons, the place colossal ice fountains spout into house and oceans are made from liquid methane, to Jupiter, the place storms rage which are two times the dimensions of Earth and gigantic super-volcanoes dominate its tortured moon of Io.
Professor Cox takes you on a trip of discovery the place alien worlds turn into locations you will discover and discover. He introduces you to the planets and moons past our international, discovering the most important and such a lot strange and strong usual phenomena. He visits the most remarkable and severe destinations the following in the world to unveil what our planet can demonstrate concerning the wonders of the sun System.
Employing his trademark authoritative but down-to-earth method, Brian explores how those formerly unseen phenomena have dramatically accelerated our horizons with new discoveries concerning the planets, their moons, and the way they got here to be the way in which they are.
Includes 500 diagrams and full-color photographs