The Cosmic Verses: A Rhyming History Of The Universe
Encapsulates and illuminates five thousand years of the greatest thoughts and thinkers - astronomers, space scientists, philosophers, alchemists, mathematicians, writers, physicists, and theologians. Illustrated with line drawings, this title offers the story of how humans have tried to make sense of the cosmos.
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Michael O'Mara Books
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Apr 04, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: History buffs
Another hilarious and edifying book. The history of the earth in iambic pentameter!! You'll laugh your way through the book, only to realize in the end that you've learned something too. Also great for parents of tweens, teens. They may be more willing to read this overview because it's so funny...
Feb 05, 2009 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone Interested in Cosmology
Recommended to Julianna by: Julie (jjmachshev)
The Cosmic Verses: A Rhyming History of the Universe is a cleverly written (in rhyming poetry) book detailing the history of the universe and all the theories surrounding it from ancient times to the present, covering all the great minds in the field from Plato to Professor Stephen Hawking. It should prove to be a fun and educational read for teens and adults who are interested in cosmology, astronomy and the history surrounding these scientific fields.
James Muirden has written some thirty books on astronomy and space, in addition to A "Rhyming History of Britain" and "Shakespeare Well-Versed." He has also been a film reviewer and telescope maker. He lives with his wife and children in Devon, England.More about James Muirden...