Synopses & Reviews
Have you ever tried to imagine the vastness of the universe? There are as many stars in the universe as there are grains of sand on all the beaches of the world. The universe is everything that exists, now and in the past.
Once again, noted science writer Seymour Simon takes readers on a thrilling voyage into space, this time beyond our own Solar System and galaxy. First, Simon explores the beginnings of our universe, starting with the Big Bang, and discusses whether the universe is still expanding. As readers pore over each breathtaking photograph, they will marvel at how new stars are born and old stars die. Finally, they will learn about some of the most fascinating mysteries of the universe, including quasars and black holes.
Informative and entertaining, this is a book that will be treasured by young and old alike.
The universe is larger than we ever imagine, but in this eye-catching photo essay noted science writer Seymour Simon capture its mystery and wonder. Simon explores the beginnings of our universe, starting with Big Bang, and discusses whether the universe is still expanding. Spectacular photographs highlight some of the most fascinating mysteries of the universe, including quasars and black holes. A thrilling voyage into space.
About the Author
Seymour Simon has been called “the dean of the [children’s science book] field” by the New York Times. He has written more than 250 books for young readers and has received the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Lifetime Achievement Award for his lasting contribution to children’s science literature, the Science Books & Films Key Award for Excellence in Science Books, the Empire State Award for excellence in literature for young people, the New York State Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Boston Public Library, the Washington Post-Children’s Book Guild Award, the Educational Paperback Association Jeremiah Ludington Award, and the Mom’s Choice Award-Gold. He and his wife, Liz, live in upstate New York.