The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Nearly Nothing

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Scientific American
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8.3 X 9.4 X 0.8 inches | 2.1 pounds

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About the Author

Caleb Scharf is the award-winning author of The Copernicus Complex and Gravity's Engines and the director of the Columbia Astrobiology Center. He has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, Scientific American, Nautilus, and Nature, among other publications. He lives in New York City.

Ron Miller is an award-winning illustrator and author whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Scientific American, the bestselling app Journey to the Exoplanets, and editions of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and many other books. He served as art director for the National Air and Space Museum's Albert Einstein Planetarium. He lives in Virginia.


"Sumptuous . . . Packed with bleeding-edge facts, vivid prose and gorgeous illustrations."--Natalie Wolchover, Quanta

"Scharf's vivid writing meets its match in Ron Miller's mind-bending illustrations. A total delight."--Nature

"A heaping dose of dazzle ... readable, delightful prose with infographics that explain everything from types of matter to types of exoplanets ... Will take your breath away." --Annalee Newitz, Ars Technica

"Beautifully illustrated . . . Scharf and Miller take readers on a spectacular journey, starting in the farthest reaches of the universe and ending in the deepest depths of the atom . . . Miller's stunning illustrations pair perfectly with Scharf's compelling writing, which introduces complex ideas using everyday language and lucid metaphors . . . A superb composite of scientific knowledge that will no doubt inspire readers of all ages to learn more about our enigmatic universe." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A fantastic journey from the fringes of the visible universe to the heart of the atom . . . [A] book of wonders." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This brilliant author-illustrator collaboration is a worthy, must-have successor to the title that inspired it, the classic Powers of Ten." --Gilbert Taylor, Booklist