After taking you on a trip across the universe, HarperCollins and Prof. Brian Cox are now inviting you to take part in a journey set much closer to home. In fact, it’s set right on our dear home planet, Earth. And you can experience it with the newly launched Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life app for iOS.

In 2012, Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe was launched to let you explore the universe, beginning from the sub-atomic level all the way to the edge of the known universe. Now, taking a similar approach, Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life allows you to explore the science of life on Earth, from the smallest microbe to the largest giraffe.

Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life

Taking you on a 3-D world safari of sorts with Prof. Cox as your personal tour guide, the app offers the following key features:

  • 30 creatures and habitats to explore
  • 500+ crisp images of Earth’s most diverse and extraordinary environments
  • Full text from the book Wonders of Life by Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen
  • 2.5 hours of HD video from the BBC Wonders TV series
  • Pinch to zoom functionality to showcase the magnitude of Earth and our place in it

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later, Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life is available now in the App Store for $5.99.

Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe is also available in the App Store for $5.99. It’s compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 5.0 or later. Released for iPad in March 2012, it was updated with universal support for iPhone and iPod touch in October 2012.