Magnitude: The Scale Of The Universe by Megan WatzkeMagnitude: The Scale Of The Universe by Megan Watzke

Magnitude: The Scale Of The Universe

byMegan Watzke, Kimberly Arcand

Hardcover | November 7, 2017

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In the tradition of illustrated science bestsellers, like Thing Explainer and harkening back to the classic film The Powers of Ten, this unique, fully-illustrated, four-color book explores and visualizes the concept of scale in our universe.

In Magnitude, 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), Magnitude shows us the scale of our world in a clear, visual way that our relatively medium-sized human brains can easily understand.
Kimberly Arcand is 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 Watzke is the press officer for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in communicating astronomy with the public. She lives in Seattle, WA....
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Title:Magnitude: The Scale Of The UniverseFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:11 × 9.5 × 0.88 inPublished:November 7, 2017Publisher:Running PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031650291X

ISBN - 13:9780316502917

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"Magnitude brilliantly illustrates the relative scale of so many aspects of the universe that you will feel so much smarter about EVERYTHING after reading this!"-Curtis Wong, principal researcher, Microsoft Research