I love books from National Geographic. They are always informative and visually stunning. I thank TLC Book Tours for sending me a copy of Visual Galaxy at no charge for my honest review.
About Visual Galaxy:
- Hardcover: 324 pages
- Publisher: National Geographic (October 22, 2019)
This compelling visual journey through our galaxy combines more than 350 photographs, illustrations, and graphics to present the universe as you’ve never seen it before.
Galaxia is a deep dive into the past, present, and future of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. In this mind-expanding visual tour through the cosmos, spectacular photographs are converted into interpretive graphics, starting with the sun and moving outward into space where stars are born, black holes lurk, and planets of diverse size and anatomy spin through their orbit. The final chapters locate our galaxy within the known universe and add a scintillating peek of other exoplanets in the cosmos. Detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions are paired with clear, authoritative scientific information.
About the Author:
One of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC has published more than 1,700 titles, featuring such categories as history, travel, nature, photography, space, science, health, biography, and memoir. A portion of its proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.
CHRIS HADFIELD, the first Canadian astronaut to space walk, served as Commander of the International Space Station in 2013. His books, photographs, and videos chronicling his voyages in space have made Hadfield a celebrity around the world.
This is another stunner from National Geographic. As one would expect, the book is full of breathtaking photos that bring you into space. It’s also a great reminder of just how tiny the Earth is when you start to consider the whole of the galaxy.
Stretch your imagination and travel beyond the Earth to edge of what scientists know. Learn about the other planets in our solar system. As I flipped through the pages I was in awe of the photos and fascinated with the information I was learning. I mean, who isn’t fascinated with space and the other planets.
This is not the kind of book you just pick up and read cover to cover although I am sure you could if you wanted it. I find that the joy of these books is more in picking one up and flipping it open to a page and reveling in what you find. Of course there is an index to look up whatever you might need to find. It’s the perfect book to just get lost in. Ha – lost in space.
Visual Galaxy would make a great gift at any time of year for anyone who has the slightest interest in what’s out there. I’m thrilled I have this book in my library.