Journey By Starlight by Ian Flitcroft
A Time Traveler's Guide to Life, the Universe, and Everything

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Dr. Flitcroft and Mr. Spencer have created a showcase for why comics and graphic novels can be the perfect teaching tools. The format opens up avenues for understanding and learning that can only enhance the source material.
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Albert Einstein said his first ideas about relativity came from looking in the mirror as a teenager and wondering what it would be like to travel on a beam of light. This is the story of that journey... Journey by Starlight follows an imaginary recreation of Albert Einstein, and his traveling companion through space and time as they travel on a beam of light from a star over 3,000 light years away to Earth. Along the way, Einstein explains the science behind everything from the origins of the universe to the meaning of life, relativity, black holes, quantum mechanics (for beginners), climate change, evolution vs. intelligent design, and how the brain works, all delivered in fun, easy-to-understand, bite-sized chunks. Based on the popular blog of the same name, Journey By Starlight has been given the graphic novel treatment, pairing the narrative with fantastic, whimsical artwork to assist in simplifying what can be difficult-to-understand ideas.
 

About Ian Flitcroft

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Ian Flitcroft is a vision scientist and consultant eye surgeon in Dublin with a PhD in Neuroscience. He is also the founder of a successful international software company with offices in Dublin and New York, and the creator of Albert 2.0, an interactive AI (Artificial Intelligence) platform available for play on his Journey by Starlight blog, which you can visit at www.journeybystarlight.com. Ian lives in Dublin, Ireland. Britt Spencer is an award-winning illustrator with a BFA and MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Since his arrival into the commercial art world, Britt's work has been published internationally and been recognized by the distinguished New York Society of Illustrators and the Society of Illustrators West. He is also the illustrator for several children's books, including Penguin's Fleas!, Make Your Mark, Franklin Roosevelt, and Zarafa. Britt lives in Savannah, Georgia.
 
Published March 1, 2013 by One Peace Books. 204 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Fiction
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Reviewed by Mark Squirek on Jan 15 2013

Dr. Flitcroft and Mr. Spencer have created a showcase for why comics and graphic novels can be the perfect teaching tools. The format opens up avenues for understanding and learning that can only enhance the source material.

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