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Looking Up: An Illustrated Guide to Telescopes (Hardcover)
Looking Up is a celebration of telescopes - their shapes, sizes, and the science they enable. Open your eyes to the wonder of the skies!
All over the world, people have built fantastic structures for looking up into the sky. These telescopes are not just scientific instruments -- they are monuments to curiosity and collaboration. In this book readers are introduced to the amazing spectrum of light, and the diverse shapes and methods used to study it.
Clear, inventive language meets with playful yet graphic imagery in this stunning non-fiction title.
About the Author
Jacob Kramer graduated from Harvard with a degree in Visual & Environmental Studies, where he joined of the Student Astronomers club and studied physics with Nobel laureate Roy J. Glauber. His passion for large telescopes has taken him as far as Maunakea in Hawai'i. Jacob lives in Somerville, MA, and is the author of Noodlephant and Okapi Tale (Enchanted Lion Books). LOOKING UP is his debut non-fiction book.
Stephanie Scholz studied drawing and print making at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin, and the Accademia die Belli Arti in Bologna. She has made illustrations for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, The New Yorker, The Economist, and Die Zeit, among others.
"Young readers will come away with a basic understanding of how different sorts of telescopes enhance what the naked eye can tell us about the nature of the cosmic light show overhead.
An eye-opening—and eye-widening—overview, memorably illustrated."
—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
“The perfect way to engage all little budding astronomers aged 7-11 years. With easy, comprehendible text kept to a minimum through short paragraphs and snippets of information dotted around, children will love to flip from page to page taking in all the bright images and learning all about telescopes.”
—The World is Their Classroom
“A visual spectacle.”
—Bookish way to Play