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Icarus at the Edge of Time by Brian Greene
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Jan 12, 11

Read in January, 2011

. This book which is about the length and width of a magazine is a thick and chunky board book for adults. The photographs are from NASA and the Hubble Space Telescope. They are illustrious, red plumes of smoke across a blue and yellow sky, spiraling galaxies and the remains of a supernova. This is a brilliant retelling of the Icarus myth by an award winning mathematics and physics professor. It is structured around the Icarus character being drawn to a black hole (instead of the sun) and what happens to him and his loved ones when he chooses his course of action. This is a very quick, amazingly illustrated read and a perfect book for reinforcing physics or mythology to a reluctant student.

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