The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know about the All-There-Is
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2014
Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes
From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries in modern cosmology—with a twist. The book’s lexicon is limited to the thousand most common words in the English language, even excluding physics, energy, galaxy, and universe. Through the eyes of a fictional scientist (Student-People) hunting for dark matter with one of the biggest telescopes (Big-Seers) on Earth (Home-World), cosmologist Roberto Trotta explores the most important ideas about our universe (All-There-Is) in language simple enough for anyone to understand.
A unique blend of literary experimentation and science popularization, this delightful book is a perfect gift for any aspiring astronomer. The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the universe on a human scale, and the result is out of this world.
“In a style akin to magical realism, Roberto Trotta tells the story of the cosmos—an engaging and informative book.”—Arthur I. Miller, author of Colliding Worlds: How Cutting-Edge Science is Redefining Contemporary Art