Boardbook edition 34 pages
September 2008 by Brian Greene
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From one of America's leading physicists--a moving and visually
stunning futuristic re-imagining of the Icarus fable written for
kids and those journeying with them toward a deeper appreciation
of the cosmos.
With a minimum of words set on 34 full color boardbook pages,
Icarus travels not to the sun, but to a black hole, and in so
doing poignantly dramatizes one of Einstein's greatest insights.
This book is a retelling of the myth of Icarus for the Star Wars
generation. In Greene's version, Icarus, like his father, will
live out his life on the starship Proxima, headed on a
23-trillion-mile journey to a planet that had sent intelligible
radio signals to Earth. But the 14-year-old yearns to escape the
Proxima's confines. So he gears up his Runabout-with a
"micro-warp-drive engine" of his own design-and flits nimbly to
the edge, not of the Sun, but of a black hole. But Icarus has
forgotten about gravity's ability to warp time, and he will never
reunite with his father or the Proxima again. Greene's impulsive
teenager embodies well our insatiable desire to explore the
universe, and Greene offers an ingenious transposition of the
Icarus myth for the modern era.