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Never has humble paper had such radical ambitions. Defying every expectation of what a book can be, This Book Is a Planetarium is a pop-up extravaganza transforms into six fully functional tools: a real working planetarium projecting the constellations, a musical harp complete with strings for strumming, a geometric drawing generator, a 50-year calendar, a message decoder, and even a speaker that amplifies sound. Artist Kelli Anderson contributes enlightening text alongside each pop-up, explaining the scientific principles at play in her constructions and creating an interactive experience that's as educational as it is extraordinary. Inspiring awe that lasts long after the initial pop, This Book Is a Planetarium leaves readers of all ages with a renewed appreciation for the way things work-and for the enduring magic of books.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781452136219
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 5
Publication Date: 3 Oct 2017
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication City, Country: San Francisco, United States
Dimensions (cm): 27.9(H) x 20.6(L) x 2(W)
Weight (gm): 680

 

Reviews

"A marvel of paper engineering and imagination." --The New York Times
"A wondrous pop-up masterpiece that translates the laws of physics, from light to time, into magical hands-on demonstrations.... This Book Is a Planetarium is immeasurably delightful, an achievement of elaborate engineering that feels somehow as spare and precise as a poem." --Brain Pickings

 

Author Biography

Kelli Anderson is a Brooklyn-based artist, designer, and creative tinkerer. She has crafted everything from a paper record player to experimental websites, all with the aim of renewing our wonder at the everyday.
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