50 Years of Horizon ebook
A celebration of 50 years of Horizon, the BBC's flagship science programme. Featuring an interactive timeline of specially curated clips of some of the twentieth century’s most significant science stories.
- iPAD download
UK only, iPad with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 5.1 or later and Mac supporting OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
- ANDROID download
UK only, tablets with Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up
- KINDLE download
UK only, Kindle Fire HD tablets and up
FAQs about the interactive book trial
What is an interactive ebook?
An interactive multimedia digital book designed to be viewed in this instance on Android Tablets, Apple iPads, and Kindle Fire HD tablets and it can also be viewed on Mac computers with OS X Mavericks.
How can I download it?
If you are an Android user you can download the free app from the Google Play store.
If you are an Apple user you can download the free interactive ebook with your iTunes account login information. It can be done directly on your device or via the iTunes desktop application (version 11.1.3 or later is required).
If you are a Kindle Fire user you can download the free interactive ebook with your Amazon account (Kindle Fire HD tablets and up).
See the links at the top of this page.
Where is it available?
This free interactive ebook is only available in the UK.
How can I view the interactive ebook?
iPad - To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 5.1 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later. If syncing via iTunes desktop application version 11.1.3 or later is required.
Android tablet – To view this book, you must have Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and up.
Kindle Fire HD tablet - To view this book, you must have a Kindle Fire HD tablet or up, running Android 4.0 and up.
How big is the file?
iOS file = 1.21 GB
Android = 239 MB
Why is the BBC conducting a trial exploring this interactive ebook format?
The purpose of the trial is to explore a different platform for delivering additional content to our audiences. If you¹d like to offer feedback, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.