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Collins, which was founded in 1819 on the principle of "creating knowledge for all," has plans to add more globes in the future, bringing even more functionality and value to an app that's as powerful for personal use as in the classroom.
Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe
Produced by: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
Have you ever wanted a grand tour of the universe with an astrophysicist as your guide, all wrapped up with text explanations, diagrams and awesome videos? Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe delivers. The app provides:
-210 full-color, interactive articles supplemented with Professor Cox's mind-expanding insight that tell the story of the universe and reveal its wonders
-two-and-half hours of BBC videos, with publisher Harper Collins having reached a deal with the BBC for footage from Brian Cox's award-winning TV series, "Wonders of the Solar System" and "Wonders of the Universe"
-and hundreds of photographs of various objects in space.
Particle physicist and University of Manchester professor Brian Cox is well known in the U.K. for making physics accessible to the public through bestselling books such as Wonders of the Solar System and Why Does E=mc2? As well as several popular BBC TV series, In Einstein's Shadow, the BBC Horizon series, Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe.
Professor Cox brings elements of both media to this beautiful, easy-to-use app. Don't worry if you barely understand the basics of astronomy. Wonders of the Universe is designed to appeal to be accessible for casual explorers as well as those looking for a deeper educational experience. Users can travel "with" Professor Cox or jet off on solo voyages of discovery through the planets of the Solar System to local stars and on through the galaxy. This app links seven 3D environments ready for exploration: Subatomic, Atomic, Local Stars, Solar System, Milky Way, Galaxy and the Universe.