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The Resource The zoomable universe : an epic tour through cosmic scale, from almost everything to nearly nothing, Caleb Scharf ; illustrations by Ron Miller and 5W Infographics

The zoomable universe : an epic tour through cosmic scale, from almost everything to nearly nothing, Caleb Scharf ; illustrations by Ron Miller and 5W Infographics

Label
The zoomable universe : an epic tour through cosmic scale, from almost everything to nearly nothing
Title
The zoomable universe
Title remainder
an epic tour through cosmic scale, from almost everything to nearly nothing
Statement of responsibility
Caleb Scharf ; illustrations by Ron Miller and 5W Infographics
Title variation
Epic tour through cosmic scale, from almost everything to nearly nothing
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An epic, full-color visual journey through all scales of the universe In The Zoomable Universe, the award-winning astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and the acclaimed artist Ron Miller take us on an epic tour through all known scales of reality, from the largest possible magnitude to the smallest. Drawing on cutting-edge science, they begin at the limits of the observable universe, a scale spanning 10^27 meters<U+2015>about 93 billion light-years. And they end in the subatomic realm, at 10^-35 meters, where the fabric of space-time itself confounds all known rules of physics. In between are galaxies, stars and planets, oceans and continents, plants and animals, microorganisms, atoms, and much, much more. Stops along the way<U+2015>all enlivened by Scharf<U+2019>s sparkling prose and his original insights into the nature of our universe<U+2015>include the brilliant core of the Milky Way, the surface of a rogue planet, the back of an elephant, and a sea of jostling quarks. The Zoomable Universe is packed with more than 100 original illustrations and infographics that will captivate readers of every age. It is a whimsical celebration of discovery, a testament to our astounding ability to see beyond our own vantage point and chart a course from the farthest reaches of the cosmos to its subatomic depths<U+2015>in short, a must-have for the shelves of all explorers
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
The zoomable universe : an epic tour through cosmic scale, from almost everything to nearly nothing, Caleb Scharf ; illustrations by Ron Miller and 5W Infographics
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780374715717
Lccn
2017001222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • 1847150
  • 863667
Label
The zoomable universe : an epic tour through cosmic scale, from almost everything to nearly nothing, Caleb Scharf ; illustrations by Ron Miller and 5W Infographics
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 206 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780374715717
Lccn
2017001222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
  • 1847150
  • 863667

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