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Human Universe

256 pages, 2016

science & nature

science & nature

1064 books


711 books

Where are we? Are we alone? Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future?

Human Universe tackles some of the greatest questions that humans have asked to try and understand the very nature of ourselves and the Universe in which we live.

Through the endless leaps of human minds, it explores the extraordinary depth of our knowledge today and where our curiosity may lead us in the future.

With groundbreaking insight, it reveals how time, physics, and chemistry came together to create a creature that can wonder at its own existence, blessed with an unquenchable thirst to discover not just where it came from but how it can think, where it is going and if it is alone.

Understanding Our Place in the Universe

Brian Cox invites us to explore the concept of our existence in the vast universe. He encourages us to see ourselves not as insignificant specks, but as an integral part of the cosmos. This perspective can change how we view our lives and our roles in the world.

The Evolution of Human Intelligence

Cox digs into the evolution of human intelligence, explaining how our brains have developed over millions of years. He makes it clear that our intelligence is a result of our adaptation to the environment, and not a random occurrence.

The Importance of Science and Technology

In 'Human Universe', Brian Cox emphasizes the importance of science and technology in understanding our world and the universe. He suggests that our survival as a species depends on our ability to continue advancing in these fields.

The Possibility of Alien Life

Cox researches the possibility of life beyond Earth. He doesn't claim to have all the answers, but he does provide compelling arguments for the existence of extraterrestrial life. This book will make you look at the night sky in a whole new way.

The Future of Humanity

Finally, he takes a look at the future of humanity. He discusses the challenges we face, such as climate change and resource depletion, but also the opportunities that lie ahead. He believes that we have the potential to overcome these challenges and create a sustainable future for all of humanity.


authorBrian Cox

Brian Cox