CALEB SCHARF    Book Number: 88418    Product format: Hardback

Filled with infographics and stunning colour imagery, explorers of all ages can embark on a cutting-edge voyage through the enormity of our reality, travelling one to the power of ten or order of magnitude at a time. Acclaimed astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and artist Ron Miller guide us to the very edge of the observable universe about 45 billion light-years away. Attain the farthest reaches of the subatomic realm where the fabric of space-time confounds all known laws of physics. Informed by the latest research, the book charts an unforgettable course through galaxies, black holes, solar systems, stars, oceans, tectonic plates, plants and animals, micro-organisms, atoms, quantum fields and much more. It is a mesmerising look at cosmology, astrophysics and introduces complex ideas using everyday language and lucid metaphors. The complementary colour infographics are great fun to read and very helpful. See on page 147 for example a bacterium with flagellum and a peppering of viral invaders. See a cross section of the human hand with its skin, nervous, circulatory, muscle and bone systems. There are spectacular aerial views above Africa and the Great Rift Valley or a track of the Earth's orbit and the loop of the moon's orbit, Pluto's sky with its moon Charon, Blue Neptune in the skies of its moon Triton and a closer view of the 10,000 stars within 100 light years of us. This would make an incredible Christmas gift for an intelligent 12 year old to adult. 208 large pages, colour graphics, often on black background for impact.
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ISBN 9781786494047
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