Need Some Space?

Posted Oct 14, 2016

If you need more space, we’ve got it.  Check out these stellar reads:


Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space by Stuart Lowe and Chris North

For many, the universe may seem unfathomable – the immense size, extreme temperatures, and vast time spans alone is enough to make our heads spin.  However, astronomers Stuart Lowe and Chris North’s new book Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space takes readers on a colorful, illustrated journey around the earth, to the moon, and through galaxies near and far.  Organized by theme, Lowe and North touch on space exploration, technology, the sun, stars, and much more.  By visualizing complex concepts, vast ideas become comprehensible in this graphic journey to the beyond.          


Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton

There’s only one man left on the planet after an unnamed catastrophic event wipes out the population of the world.  Augustine, an astronomer, finds himself alone in the Arctic Circle until he stumbles upon a strange young girl; together they make the best of their situation.  Meanwhile, a manned space shuttle makes its way back to Earth after journeying to Jupiter’s moons.  Mission Specialist Sullivan has lost communication with Mission Control, but she is determined to make it home.  With memorable and compelling characters, Brooks-Dalton explores themes of loneliness and the need for human contact despite distance in this stellar new story.        


The Universe in Your Hand: A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond by Christophe Galfard

What do quantum physics, black holes, dark matter, the big bang, and parallel universes have in common?  They’re all concepts written in mathematical languages.  However, if you’re not an astrophysicist or mathematical genius, many of these theories fly right over our heads when trying to learn more about the universe we live in.  The good news is is that Christophe Galfard’s new book – The Universe in Your Hand – will help readers better understand complex theories using everyday examples.  Using entertaining stories rather than equations, Galfard is able to connect on common ground, making the universe more accessible for all.      

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