Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe

Smithsonian review:

“Watze and Arcand take you on a breathtaking journey through space, time, size and speed in this richly illustrated science book. From tiny to massive, novel to ancient, no comparison is too challenging for this visual masterpiece.”

Featured in Smithsonian’s Best Science Books of 2017.

Aggregated customer review rating:

4.3 out of 5.0

Ranked 126th in Books

Ranked 63rd in Non-fiction

Ranked 10th in Science

$ 17

From the house of Kim Arcand and Megan Watzke comes yet another exciting book, that is colorful and at the same time, equally informative: “Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe”. Laced with delightful illustrations by Dr. Katie Peek, Magnitude takes you through both, the magnitude as well as the structure of almost everything that we have. The intellectual content of magnitude ranges from the thickness of the universe up to an atomic proton and neutron or the tiniest red blood cell to a supernova blast wave that caused the birth of the universe.

Each chapter feels like an adventure in itself. Starting from the largest to the tiniest, everything is carefully described and documented with its exegesis on a scale, that is specifically dedicated to the measurement at hand. 

The chapter on mass precisely describes the concept of weight in a unique manner that cannot be found in any of the physics textbooks. This book takes us through a detailed difference between various un-imaginable matters such as, a standard dog breed and an eyelash, which is again, compared to the overall mass of the Earth.

Magnitude is a guaranteed fun read. If you are looking for just the ample amount of information to create an impression with your friends or to make an academic conversation more lively, this books will always come in handy. This is because whichever set of pages you open the book to, you’re bound to find some amount of information that you might be coming across for the first time in your life.

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