The interns were out at a local mall yesterday doing some after-Christmas bargain hunting when they spotted a stack of this amazing book (Cosmos: A Field Guide - Giles Sparrow). The book is no longer in print and were marked down to just $19.95!
This book is BIG. 17.5 x 14 inches big. We took a few photos of the book next to some familiar objects (telescope, desk, Buffy) to give readers a sense of its size. As the book's subject is the Cosmos, its size seems appropriate. Click on any of the images for a larger version and a closer look.
The book is organized in sections (Interplanetary, Interstellar, Intergalactic) similar to how they are "out there." The oversized photos (500) in the 224 pages are ALL amazing. As we don't have our own spacefaring vehicle, these images are the closest we will come to these views.
The interns did a quick check of EBay and there is one up there now for $65!!! They are planning on going back to buy up what's left. If you want one... check EBay in a few days. Alternatively, you can haul tail down to your local Borders bookstore and see if they have any left. Just don't tell our interns that we told you. As for us, we now have to find a coffee table big enough for the reception area to hold this book:-) [Permalink]- Cosmos