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Vargic's Curious Cosmic Compendium, Vargic,  Martin
Vargic's Curious Cosmic Compendium
Martin Vargic

Hardback $55.00 - Penguin UK
Display & Gift Books - Published: 19/Nov/2019 - ISBN: 9780718185268

If there were ever a great time to be publishing a fresh, innovative and up-to-date book on the universe it's now; 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and commercial travel into space feels closer than ever. For everyone who has ever wanted to know more about the space around us, Vargic's Curious Astronomical Compendium is more than just your ordinary stargazing book, it is the ultimate guide to the universe.

Covering everything from asteroids to space stations, this book includes chapters on-
1. Scale of the Universe
2. The Solar System
3. Stars and Galaxies
4. Exoplanets

This beautiful compendium will delight readers with incredible statistics on innovative scales. Complex concepts will be explained with accessible-yet-fact-filled infographics and visualizations. Martin Vargic's unique style and visual emphasis make this book distinct from all other astronomy books. Martin Vargic is an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia who rose to international fame in late January 2014, when his work 'Map of the Internet 1.0' went viral, generating hundreds of thousands of hits and Facebook shares. His first book, Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps, pulled together more than 1,800 cliches and pop culture references into a series of maps based on stereotypical views of the world. It too received immediate media attention, and was prominently featured on a multitude of sites such as Slate, Huffington Post, Radio Times and many others. Discover the cosmos like you've never seen it before with internet sensation, Martin Vargic, at your side.

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