The Speed of Starlight: An Exploration of Physics, Sound, Light, and Space
Designed to present physics in a totally new way, this book explores the topics of physics, light, and sound alongside incredible artwork from Ximo Abadía. Visualize sonar sound, discover the speed of light, and understand basic quantum physics with easy-to-understand, engaging text by acclaimed science writer Colin Stuart. Impressive design meets exciting content in this title that will truly captivate and inspire.
Topics are broken down into four categories: Physics, Sound, Light and Color, and Space. I enjoyed the section “Inside the Atom”, as well as the map noting the loudest “Noises of the World.” The author gives us a great look at “Splitting the Rainbow” and a really cool section on “Dark Matter” that explains how the study of Physics never ends as new things are discovered all the time and certain mysteries of the universe still haven’t been solved.
I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in science, particularly to science-minded parents who want to instill that love of science with their children. This book will provide hours of talking and learning points for kids of all ages. (And for some non-kids, like me, who need a refresher on the basics)