Wonders of Life app

Recently I was approached to ask if I’d like to review the new Wonders of Life app for the iPad.

Brian Cox's Wonders of Life
Brian Cox’s Wonders of Life

It’s from the same lot who did the Wonders of the Universe app and contains a ton of interesting (and educational!) stuff – over thirty creatures and habitats, from great white sharks to kangaroos, the octopus to the scorpion, as well as looking into microbes and molecules.

The app is great fun and really easy to use. From the overview of the earth you can zoom in on various areas to find out more about the flora and fauna. Tap again and move in closer, to get a better look at butterflies and monkeys, kangeroo eyeballs and chameleon DNA, with the ubiquitous and perennially youthful Brian Cox providing his usual enthusiastic narration.

Wonders of Life - Kangaroo

Apparently there are over 2 hours of HD video included in the app itself, largely made up of short clips of either the animals or habitats or Brian enthusing about them! I’ve not had a chance to explore it fully, but look forward to using it as an interactive tool with the kids when it comes to homework time.


They call it ‘a stunning 3d guide to the majesty of nature’, and they’re not wrong. I think it’ll be a really useful toolnto poke around in and see what wonders they can discover.

Here’s a short video about the app & you can see just how good it looks!

It’s available on iTunes (sorry, Android users!) and at the moment it’s ยฃ3.99
Wonders of Life app on iTunes

Author: dave

Book reviewer, occasional writer, photographer, coffee-lover, cyclist, spoon carver and stationery geek.

5 thoughts on “Wonders of Life app”

    1. I think it’s probably aimed at slightly older – my two are 9 and 12 and both found it interesting, but it depends on your four year old! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. I was looking at this app the other day but was undecided as to whether I should buy it for my ten year old….I think you’ve helped me decide on buying it, thanks. โ˜บ๏ธ

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