Imagine seeing a gorgeous and breathtaking IMAX movie about the universe and the stars and planets and galaxies, in full, awe-inspiring color images that leap out and grab the eye - in a book.
Paul Hutchins has put together a simply stunning and visually jaw-dropping journey through the inner realm of the imagination and the outer realm of the cosmos, combining pure scientific information with photos and images that take hold of the spirit. This amazing book is a journey through the farthest reaches of mind and space, all done without ever leaving the confines of the glossy cover of a book.
Hutchins, a successful entrepreneur with a tragic past, gives the reader a look into space that unfolds as a story even as it educates and inspires. It tells the story of the Universe, and our place in it, with gloriously detailed photos from the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, yet also corresponds the glory of the cosmos with that of our own imaginative ability, and the genius that ability has led to.
This is a book that will be looked at over and over again (and displayed proudly on a coffee table) with the type of reverence often associated with a holy text. Yet, upon reading, it becomes understandable. This is our history here, in full and bold and beautiful color, as we learn that we are all star-stuff, and that the future promises an even greater force of imaginative discovery and creation.
The doorway to the Universe is now open. Hutchins invites you to come on in and take the ride of your life. A highly recommended ride indeed.