Magnitude: The Scale Of The Universe

November 7, 2017|
Magnitude: The Scale Of The Universe by Megan Watzke
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In the tradition of illustrated science bestsellers, likeThing Explainerandharkening back to the classic filmThe Powers of Ten,this unique, fully-illustrated, four-color book explores and visualizes the concept of scale in our universe.

InMagnitude,Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke take us on an expansive journey to the limits of size, mass, distance, time, temperature in our universe, from the tiniest particle within the structure of an atom to the most massive galaxy in the universe; from the speed at which grass grows (about 2 to 6 inches a month) to the speed of light. Fully-illustrated with four-color drawings and infographics throughout and organized into sections including Size and Amount (Distance, Area, Volume, Mass, Time, Temperature), Motion and Rate (Speed, Acceleration, Density, Rotation), and Phenomena and Processes (Energy, Pressure, Sound, Wind, Computation),Magnitudeshows us the scale of our world in a clear, visual way that our relatively medium-sized human brains can easily understand.
Kimberly Arcandis the visualization lead for NASA''s Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in image and meaning research, and in data representation. She lives near Providence, RI.Megan Watzkeis the press officer for NASA''s Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in communicating astronomy with the public. She lives in Seattle, WA.T...
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Title:Magnitude: The Scale Of The Universe
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:192 pages, 11 X 9.5 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 11 X 9.5 X 0.88 in
Published:November 7, 2017
Publisher:Running Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780316502917

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