Universe

Journey Into Deep Space

By Mike Goldsmith; Mark A. Garlick (Illustrator)
(Kingfisher, Hardcover, 9780753468760, 47pp.)

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

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It is hard to conceptualize both the scale and the mind-boggling diversity of the Universe, but this book changes that. Come along on a vivid experiential journey to explore some of the Universe's most intriguing places, and along the way understand the amazing history of the Cosmos. A series of rich, full-bleed spreads give stunning snapshots of distant galactic locations as the reader journeys further and further from Earth--from red cold Mars (3 light minutes away) to a massive Supernova (10,000 light years away) and beyond. The eye-popping visuals take center stage here--the writing is concise and unobtrusive, allowing the reader a visceral sense of awe and wonder. A full reference section at the back of the book brings together the scientific information in a timeline for further exploration. This exciting new approach will capture the imagination of today's visual thinkers like never before.




About the Author
Dr. Mike Goldsmith studied the philosophy of time and space at Keele University in the U.K., where he received a PhD in astrophysics. Formerly the head of the U.K.'s National Physical Laboratory, he has written many nonfiction books for children, including Kingfisher's Voyages: Space, and Kingfisher Young Knowledge: Solar System.

John Gribbin is series editor to DK's Essential Science. An internationally renowned author, broadcaster, journalist, and research scientist, John Gribbin has a unique capacity for explaining "difficult" scientific subjects to the widest possible audience. His early groundbreaking work on climate change and world food supply was followed by highly acclaimed books on the impact of quantum physics, most notably In Search of Schrodinger's Cat, In Search of the Double Helix, and In Search of the Big Bang. John is currently writing a history of science since the Renaissance.
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