Why do we need sleep? How much sleep is enough? What is sleep? What happens when we don't get enough?<br/> We spend about a third of our lives asleep - it plays a crucial role in our health and wellbeing.
* Spacecraft missions to nearby planets<br/> <br/> * The Library of ancient Alexandria<br/> <br/> * The human brain<br/> <br/> * Egyptian hieroglyphics<br/> <br/> * The origin of life<br/> <br/> * The death of the sun<br/> <br/> * The evolution of galaxies<br/> <br/> * The origins of matter suns and worlds<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> The story of fifteen billion years of cosmic evolution transforming matter and life into consciousness of how science and civilisation grew up together and of the forces and individuals who helped shape modern science.
When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence for a benevolent creator who set things in motion? Or does science offer another explanation? InThe Grand Design the most recent scientific thinking about the mysteries of the universe is presented in language marked by both brilliance and simplicity.
Was there a beginning of time? Could time run backwards? Is the universe infinite or does it have boundaries? These are just some of the questions considered in an internationally acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers.
What is Life? Where did it come from? Why does it end?<br/> In this beautiful and definitive new book Professor Brian Cox takes us on an incredible journey to discover how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most complex diverse and unique force in the Universe - life itself.
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