The Zoomable Universe: A Step-by-Step Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from the Infinite to the Infinitesimal (Main)
By: Caleb Scharf (author)Hardback
Embark on a breath-taking, cutting-edge voyage through the enormity of our reality - travelling one "power of ten" or order of magnitude at a time. Echoing the classic film by Charles and Ray Eames, acclaimed astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and artist Ron Miller guide us from the very edge of the observable universe - about 91 billion light-years away - to the subatomic realm, where the fabric of space-time itself behaves in a way that confounds all the rules of physics we currently know. Gorgeously designed and visually inspiring, The Zoomable Universe takes a truly unique approach toward explaining our place in the universe, charting an unforgettable course through galaxies, black holes, solar systems, stars and planets, oceans, plants and animals, microorganisms, atoms, quantum fields, and much more. Illustrated with stunning colour artwork and infographics, this is an unforgettable journey that will thrill readers who want to discover more about the incredible reality we inhabit.
Caleb Scharf is the award-winning author of The Copernicus Complex (a 2014 Sunday Times Science Book of the Year) and Gravity's Engines. He is the director of the Columbia Astrobiology Center and has written for The New Yorker and Nature, among other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.Ron Miller is a Hugo Award-winning illustrator and author whose work has appeared in National Geographic. He served as the art director for the National Air and Space Museum's Albert Einstein Planetarium. He lives in Virginia.
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