Brian Cox's Wonders of Life
HarperCollins: 2014

This BBC science documentary turned app engages the eyes, ears and mind on an interactive tour of our planet's impressive biological diversity and complexity. The app opens with a bird's-eye view of the globe. With a swipe of your fingers, go from Africa to North America to Australasia, where you can zoom in to examine unique local organisms. Cox, a winning tour guide, even takes you through the bodies of the creatures you select. With the help of an array of audio, visuals, video and text, you can, for instance, dive into a kangaroo's ear, climb inside a gigantic termite mound or stare down the jaws of a great white shark.