December 30, 2008

Icarus at the Edge of Time

"I'm going to be a scientist when I grow up.  I'm going to invent a time machine that will go both into the past and the future."  --Robotson

You heard it here first folks.  

Also, a quick book recommendation.  We got Brian Greene's new book Icarus at the Edge of Time.  Robotson and I read it tonight and I must say it was fabulous!  It's a board book, but don't let that put you off.  It's large and each page has a stunning photo of the universe, all taken from the Hubble Space Telescope.  Below is a video of Brian Greene talking about the story.  One of the biggest complaints from the reviews of the book is the black circle that keeps getting bigger as you turn the page.   At it's biggest you can't see the gorgeous photo it's covering.  I didn't mind this at all though because at the end of the book are thumbnails of all the photos, and they are easy enough to find online if you really want to see them.  

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