Art meets science in this highly visual, concise trip through the universe and planet Earth.
In this bright and appealing book, Giménez combines attractive, purposeful infographics with approachable, digestible text. The work is divided into sections focusing on the universe, the Earth, water, and climate, and for each topic, Giménez uses a different palette—pages devoted to the vastness of the universe and the Big Bang make use of midnight blues, black, and fiery reds, for example. These pages focus on the orbits of the planets, the sun depicted in a hue that looks to be derived from the red of the Big Bang. The images are the stars of the show; a graph of river lengths and a chart of mountain peaks and ocean depths are especially well done. The text is centered on each page against a bold, solid-colored background; effective use of negative space eliminates the overwhelming feeling of wordier nonfiction. Giménez plays with larger or bolded fonts to highlight important statements. A solid introduction to a variety of subjects, this book features fascinating facts while maintaining a good pace with plenty of stimulating visuals.
Sits nicely at the intersection of beautiful and useful.(glossary, sources) (Nonfiction. 8-12)