The Planets Are Very, Very, Very Far Away: A Journey Through the Amazing Scale of the Solar System

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Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Experiment
Publish Date
Pages
54
Dimensions
10.08 X 6.06 X 0.47 inches | 0.61 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781615197774

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About the Author
Mike Vago is the author of four unusual-format novelty books and one novel, and is a regular contributor to The A.V. Club. He tells people he lives in New York City, but he really lives in New Jersey.
Reviews
Conversational narration uses tongue-in-cheek humor to point out that the planets do not match the neat circular orbits that textbooks depict. Gatefolds, plus an accessible discussion of scale using the metric system, clarify cosmic distances. . . . Sure to leave audiences feeling incredulous--and incredibly small.-- "Publishers Weekly"
The Planets are Very Very Very Far Away is an excellent book. One that has a mission and 100% succeeds at completing it. If you're looking to inspire your children to the wonders of the Solar System, this is an excellent and innovative way to do so.-- "GeekDad"

Winner of the 2024 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books

This short book uses multiple large pullout sections, six landscape pages wide, to illustrate the Solar System . . . a great way to show how vast and empty the Solar System is.

-- "Science"