Icarus at the Edge of Time

Icarus at the Edge of Time

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Random House, Inc.
From one of America's leading physicists—a moving and visually stunning futuristic reimagining of the Icarus fable written for kids and those journeying with them toward a deeper appreciation of the cosmos. With a minimum of words set on 34 full color boardbook pages, Icarus travels not to the sun, but to a black hole, and in so doing poignantly dramatizes one of Einstein's greatest insights.

Unlike anything Brian Greene has previously written, Icarus at the Edge of Time uses the power of story, not pedagogy, to communicate viscerally one small part of the strange reality that has emerged from modern physics. Designed by Chip Kidd, with spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope, it's a short story that speaks to curiosity and wisdom in a universe we've only begun to fathom.

Baker & Taylor
A futuristic reimaging of the classic Greek myth, as a boy ventures through deep space and challenges the awesome power of black holes. The beauty of the book lies in the images, provided by NASA and the Hubble Space telescope, and printed on board rather than paper. On board pages.

Baker
& Taylor

A futuristic retelling of the Icarus myth follows the starship Proxima on its generations-long odyssey into the farthest reaches of known space and on Icarus's odyssey, despite the warnings of his father, to explore the mysteries of a black hole, a journey that will forever transform his life, in a scientific fable highlighted by images from the Hubble Space Telescope. 75,000 first printing.
A retelling of the Icarus myth follows the starship Proxima on its generations-long odyssey into the farthest reaches of known space and on Icarus's odyssey to explore the mysteries of a black hole, in a scientific fable highlighted by images from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307268884
0307268888
Branch Call Number: SCIFI GRE
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,31 cm.

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You may think this book is for what people call "nerds" but you have to understand it before you read it then you'll now.

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