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Author Scharf, Caleb A., 1968- author.

Title 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 Info. New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    523.1 SCH    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    523.1 SCH    DUE 10-02-19
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 206 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204).
Contents Almost everything -- Darkness and light -- The slow, the fast, and the fantastic -- Planets, planets, planets -- A world we call Earth -- Being conscious in the cosmos -- From many to one -- The undergrowth -- The emptiness of matter -- It's full of ... fields -- From nearly nothing to almost everything.
Summary Astrobiologist Caleb Scharf and 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 -- 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.
Subject Cosmology -- Popular works.
Cosmology -- Pictorial works.
Large scale structure (Astronomy) -- Popular works.
Inflationary universe -- Popular works.
Astrophysics -- Popular works.
Astrophysics -- Pictorial works.
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Added Author Miller, Ron, 1947- illustrator.
ISBN 9780374715717 (hardcover)
0374715718 (hardcover)
9780374279745 (ebook)
0374279748 (ebook)

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