Brian Cox is famed for making physics popular in his BBC television Wonders Series. Less known are his BBC Radio 4 science series The Infinite Monkey Cage. The format panel features Brian, 2 comedians and an expert in the topic of scientific discussion. The approach of pairing lighthearted humor with scientific fact is a winner. Who doesn't want to be better informed while laughing your head off. This book combines humor with fact in a tantalizing portrait that demonstrates the extraordinary scale and power of the fundamentals of physics comprising the natural universe. Wonderful book for the non-fiction YA reader in your family.
The Infinite Monkey Cage, the legendary BBC Radio 4 programme, brings you this irreverent celebration of scientific marvels. Join us on a hectic leap through the grand and bizarre ideas conjured up by human imagination, from dark matter to consciousness via neutrinos and earthworms. Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince muse on multifaceted subjects involved in building a universe, with pearls of wisdom from leading scientists and comedians peppered throughout.
Covering billions of concepts and conundrums, they tackle everything from the Big Bang to parallel universes, fierce creatures to extraterrestrial life, brain science to artificial intelligence. How to Build a Universe is an illuminating and inspirational celebration of science – sometimes silly, sometimes astounding and very occasionally facetious