Thursday, October 12, 2017

What We See in the STars

What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky by Kelsey Oseid is a hybrid between a graphic story and a gift book, about outerspace.  It is difficult to fit this book into a particular genre as it does not quite fit into the category of  an astronomy science book.  This book is filled with trivia facts and cartoon images of the constellations, planets as well as other astronomical bodies found in space.  It is written like a graphic novel- the graphics are somewhat abstract mostly in two tone color shades of blue with occasional spot color throughout.  This casual book presents the topic in an entertainment - trivia format.  Rather than a formal text like introduction to astronomy, this playful book focuses on the popular concept of astronomy- constellation as the focus, as well as the stories behind the constellations.  There is also brief coverage of the moon, as well as the planets, comets and other space facts.  Although the bold graphics may also appeal to younger readers, this book is intended for adults who simply want to broaden their knowledge of popular astronomy without getting into technical  scientific details  As a blogger I received a copy of this book published by Ten Speed Press for the purpose of writing this review.

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