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Compact Cosmos: A Journey Through Space and Time

4.08  ·  Rating Details  ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Exploring the macrocosm from colossal galactic superclusters to quiet backwater planets, Matt Tweed offers a primer on the cosmos for anyone fascinated by the heavens. Taking a guided tour through the universe, we ride past quasars, jets, and galaxies to land on a curious world and examine an array of ideas about space and time. Tweed traces the evolution of stars and form ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Walker Books
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Sally
Jan 21, 2009 Sally rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-nature
I was able to get this book through inter library loan. It meets or exceeds the wonderful-ness of the other Wooden Books I've read. Terrific, succinct, fun and readable descriptions of various cosmological ingredients. The illustrations are wonderfully detailed for pen and ink, and show a sense of humor that the other books lacked.

Perhaps it's because I just finished a two-month-long intense study of the universe, planets, stars and our solar system that I found it so delicious and "just so." I
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Andrew
Jul 09, 2014 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brief but well presented introduction to the Cosmos. Look elsewhere for in depth information but this book is still worth reading.
Sam
Aug 23, 2013 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? I love space.

This was a really cool book from the Wooden Books series. As always, the illustrations look like they came out of a wizard's notebook, which for me is a major bonus... The tone of the writing is also enjoyable, and consistent with the rest of the books in this series.

Unlike other science/astronomy books, The Compact Cosmos and the Wooden Books series in general all generally hint at a metaphysical perspective which pushes the boundaries of boring old physicalism.
Scott
Feb 21, 2008 Scott rated it really liked it
Shelves: nature, science, astronomy
Cool, brief overview of the current state of knowledge of the universe. Look elsewhere for an in-depth treatment, but enjoy this quick tour of everything sometime when you have a free evening.
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