The Zoomable Universe, by Caleb Scarf with Illustrations by Ron Miller (Scientific American/FSG)

Sometimes we want science to show us the complexity and uncertainty of everything, but sometimes we just want it to dazzle us.
You’ll get a heaping dose of dazzle in Caleb Scharf and Ron Miller’s coffee table book The Zoomable Universe: An Epic Tour Through Cosmic Scale, from Almost Everything to Nearly Nothing. It recalls the wonder-laced scientific writing of Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan, and it reminds us that the scientific view of the world is gorgeous as well as rational.
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