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From one of America's leading physicists a moving and visually stunning futuristic reimagining of the Icarus fable written for kids and those journeying with them toward a deeper appreciation of the cosmos. With a minimum of words set on 34 full color boardbook pages, Icarus travels not to the sun, but to a black hole, and in so doing poignantly dramatizes one of Einstein's greatest insights. Unlike anything Brian Greene has previously written, Icarus at the Edge of Time uses the power of story, not pedagogy, to communicate viscerally one small part of the strange reality that has emerged from modern physics. Designed by Chip Kidd, with spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope, it's a short story that speaks to curiosity and wisdom in a universe we've only begun to fathom."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307268884
ISBN-10: 0307268888
Format: Hardback
(301mm x 227mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Potter Style
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 2-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Brian Greene

Brian Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe and The Fabric of the Cosmos. He was educated at Harvard University and at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 1996, he joined Columbia University as a professor of physics and mathematics. He has lectured at both a general and a technical level around the world and is internationally acknowledged for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in superstring theory. In May 2008 he ll be chairing the first annual World Science Festival, a gathering of the world s leading scientists in New York City. Brian Greene lives in Andes, New York, and New York City."

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