The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey
Acclaimed author and illustrator Jason Chin gifts readers with his newest masterpiece, The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey. In it, he explores matter through a kaleidoscopic lens, beginning with the tiniest bird in America, the Calliope Hummingbird, to the itty-bitty microns that are less than a millimeter in length, and on down the measurement scale to nuclear pores that measure a mere one hundred and fifty nanometers across. He describes elementary particles that are so small their size is undefined. Chin concludes with the fundamental building blocks of all living organisms: molecules.
Through his articulately ornate illustrations and comprehensive, easy-to-understand elucidations, Chin provides an experience of wonder and awe. Even children who rarely choose non-fiction picture books may give this one a second take. It’s fact-filled but not overly dense and is truly fascinating in presentation.
This is a must-have for young biology-lovers, upper-elementary school science teachers, and all others simply interested in studying matter and the essential elements of which it consists. A central theme running throughout is how intricately all living things in the universe are related.
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