Universe by Mike Goldsmith
Journey Into Deep Space

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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 Mike Goldsmith

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Dr Mike Goldsmith studied the philosophy of time and space at Keele University, where he also obtained his PhD in astrophysics. He was formerly the head of Acoustics at the UKÕs National Physical Laboratory and is now an author of non-fiction books for children.  Mark A. Garlick is a freelance illustrator and author with a strong scientific background. He has a BachelorÕs degree in astronomy from University College London (UCL) and a PhD. in astrophysics from the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. His digital illustrations cover a broad range of scientific subjects, from EarthÕs natural history to space technology.
 
Published September 13, 2012 by Kingfisher Books Ltd. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Science & Math.

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Along with the illustrations’ phantasmagoric colors, Goldsmith’s text keeps readers’ attention with just the right amount of information and a little frisson of spooky pleasure added in: “Out here at the cold edge of the solar system, strange, dark worlds of ice and rock drift slowly by on their ...

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It’s time for the keepers of the “Star Trek” franchise to start looking in the rearview mirror — “Stargate” is catching up.

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