About Visual Galaxy
• Hardcover: 324 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic (October 22, 2019)
This compelling visual journey through our galaxy combines more than 350 photographs, illustrations, and graphics to present the universe as you've never seen it before.
Galaxia is a deep dive into the past, present, and future of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. In this mind-expanding visual tour through the cosmos, spectacular photographs are converted into interpretive graphics, starting with the sun and moving outward into space where stars are born, black holes lurk, and planets of diverse size and anatomy spin through their orbit. The final chapters locate our galaxy within the known universe and add a scintillating peek of other exoplanets in the cosmos. Detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions are paired with clear, authoritative scientific information.
Visual Galaxy is a stunning photographic guide to our Milky Way. Using the latest photographs, renderings, graphs, charts and infographics- the knowledge of our universe is presented in a dazzling display. From the first image of two galaxies colliding, I knew this book was going to be amazing. The Foreward, written by Chris Hadfield does an excellent job of summarizing human's fascination with space and the importance of space exploration. From here, the book is sectioned into parts of our galaxy, Each part of our galaxy is from the creation of the Milky Way to our planets and even other habitable planets. The descriptions in each section are easy to understand for anyone with a bit of a science background, you do not have to be a space expert to learn from this book. I enjoyed learning about different stars and formations, nebulae our sun, and other planets like Earth. Overall, a remarkable book for any space enthusiast.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
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