Five words: the perfect coffee table book! I have recently been fascinated about the bigger universe beyond the earth and because I regret not paying more attention in my freshman year astronomy class, I was excited to have the honor to read and share my honest review of 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.
From how the Milky Way was created to black holes, stars and other planetary systems, Visual Galaxy covers it all and is fully of actual and imaginative illustrations of what our beautiful universe looks like and how it’s changed over time. I didn’t read this book cover to cover like a novel, instead I hopped around and soaked in all the exciting facts.
Sci-fi was my gateway genre into reading and it’s actually been awhile since I’ve read a good science fiction book, but Visual Galaxy got me back in the mood. Any recommendations?
In summary, I’d recommend this book to anyone looking for a book you can flip through on occasion or gift to someone!