Megan Watzke - Magnitude

Calling all science enthusiasts and people with a sense of wonder about the universe!

In the tradition of illustrated science bestsellers, like Thing Explainer and harkening back to the classic film The Powers of Ten, this unique, fully-illustrated, four-color book explores and visualizes the concept of scale in our universe.

In Magnitude, Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke take us on an expansive journey to the limits of size, mass, distance, time, temperature in our universe, from the tiniest particle within the structure of an atom to the most massive galaxy in the universe; from the speed at which grass grows (about 2 to 6 inches a month) to the speed of light.

Fully-illustrated with four-color drawings and infographics throughout and organized into sections including Size and Amount (Distance, Area, Volume, Mass, Time, Temperature), Motion and Rate (Speed, Acceleration, Density, Rotation), and Phenomena and Processes (Energy, Pressure, Sound, Wind, Computation), Magnitude shows us the scale of our world in a clear, visual way that our relatively medium-sized human brains can easily understand.

Megan Watzke is the press officer for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in communicating astronomy with the public. She lives in Seattle and is the author (with Kimberly Arcand) of Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond.

Magnitude: The Scale of the Universe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316502917
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - November 7th, 2017

Light: The Visible Spectrum and Beyond Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631910067
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 1-5 days
Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - October 27th, 2015