Discover the cosmos like you've never seen it before with internet sensation, Martin Vargic, at your side.
If there were ever a great time to be publishing a fresh, innovative and up-to-date book on the universe it's now; 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and commercial travel into space feels closer than ever. For everyone who has ever wanted to know more about the space around us, Vargic's Curious Astronomical Compendium is more than just your ordinary stargazing book, it is the ultimate guide to the universe.
Covering everything from asteroids to space stations, this book includes chapters on:
1. Scale of the Universe
2. The Solar System
3. Stars and Galaxies
This beautiful compendium will delight readers with incredible statistics on innovative scales. Complex concepts will be explained with accessible-yet-fact-filled infographics and visualizations. Martin Vargic's unique style and visual emphasis make this book distinct from all other astronomy books.
About the Author
Martin Vargic, a 16-year-old artist from Slovakia rose to international fame in late January 2014, when his work Map of the Internet 1.0 went viral, generating hundreds of thousands of hits. It was featured on Mashable, Yahoo, The Daily Mail, The Independent Slate, Fox News, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Gizmodo and dozens of other sites worldwide. Vargic has published several other maps on his website, halcyonmaps.com.
Packs in so much of our astronomical knowledge, so many tidbits about the history of astronomy and space exploration that I felt wonderfully enriched by it all. The book managed to surprise me in so many different ways. It is visually striking and beautifully illustrated * Dr. Alfredo Carpineti, writer for @IFLScience *
Praise for Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps * - *
Beautiful * Independent *
It's a cliche to say an artist can change the way you look at the world - but Martin Vargic truly has. * www.nypost.com *
This is a must read * www.visualnews.com *
Bitingly satirical * www.slate.com *
A phenomenal collection * www.independent.co.uk *
Amazing * Daily Mail *
Gorgeous * www.pastemagazine.com *
Martin Vargic's maps of the world look like they belong on parchment, hung on walls of estates that no one can really afford . . . but there's more to the world than piles of dirt and great swathes of sea water . . . his cartography creates an indirect commentary on how cultural proximities are every bit as relevant in the digital age as geographical ones. * www.bostonglobe.com *
Weird and wonderful * www.mirror.co.uk *
Series: Mappings: Society/Theory/Space
Number Of Pages: 144
Available: 19th November 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 31.1 x 26.2
Weight (kg): 1.17
Edition Number: 1