Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Stephen Hawking's new children's book

Have you ever tried to read one of those popular science books that is supposed to be so awesome and accessible to normal people and feel defeated when you realized you had no idea what they were talking about? No? Just me, then, I guess. Anyway, perhaps you should try Stephen Hawking's new book George's Secret Key to the Universe. From Amazon.com:
Stephen Hawking, author of the multi-million copy bestselling A Brief History of Time, and his daughter Lucy explain the universe to readers of all ages. George's parents, who have always been wary of technology, warn him about their new neighbors: Eric is a scientist and his daughter, Annie, seems to be following in his footsteps. But when George befriends them and Cosmos, their super-computer, he finds himself on a wildly fun adventure, while learning about physics, time, and the universe. With Cosmos's help, he can travel to other planets and a black hole. But what would happen if the wrong people got their hands on Cosmos? George, Annie, and Eric aren't about to find out, and what ensues is a funny adventure that clearly explains the mysteries of science. Garry Parsons' energetic illustrations add humor and interest, and his scientific drawings add clarity; there are also eight 4-page full-color inserts of scientific photos.
Looks like fun. Now if only somebody would make a children's book about Schrödinger's Cat, I would really appreciate it.

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