Thursday, September 22, 2011

Educator Special Offer: WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE by Brian Cox

We are very excited about Wonders of the Universe by Professor Brian Cox of Manchester University and CERN. This unprecedented exploration of the cosmos, complete with gorgeous illustrations and images, is an explanation of the scientific workings of the Universe for a new generation, making even the most complex concepts clear and engaging.

Travelling to the North Pole, Professor Cox demonstrates how spinning worlds create electrical currents and magnetism; he looks at the South Pacific Ocean to explain how the Universe communicates and moves in waves; he shows us how the water of the Angel Falls waterfall in Venezuela behaves exactly like the light does around a black hole. The same laws of light, gravity, time, matter and energy that govern us here on Earth are the same as those applied in the Universe.

Using  his expert knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm, Professor Cox shows us that if we can understand the impact of these governing laws on Earth it will bring us a step closer to an understanding of our Universe.

While the book, on its own, is wildly impressive, it also accompanies a documentary special of the same title produced by Discovery’s Science Channel. You can sample the program (which originally aired in the United Kingdom on BBC) on YouTube:

-          Seeing Andromeda
-          Black Holes

Here is some of the praise that Wonders of the Universe has received:

"It's as wonderful as the universe"—Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report

“Cox brings a magical enchantment to this life-changing book. . . . Mindblowing . . . . I swear that you will never be the same again after you turn the last page of this unique and irresistible book.”—Sunday Express (London)
“Cox effortlessly explains the most complex and fundamental scientific truths. . . . His aim it to get all of us to understand our place in the cosmos.”—Sunday Times (London)

We are confident that this book would be a welcome and helpful resource for you and your students, which is why—for a limited time—we’re going to offer a special educators discount of 50% off*. To take advantage of this offer, you will need to:
1.    Call our customer service representatives at 1-800-331-3761
2.    Tell them you are responding to the 50% off offer for one copy of Wonders of the  Universe
3.    Provide the promo code “D91211”
4.    Give a campus mailing address

*Limited time offer; expires October 14, 2011. One copy per customer, while supplies last.

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