National Geographic’s ‘Stargazer’s Atlas’ Encourages Us to Look Up and Learn [REVIEW]

Stargazers
Imagine what you can discover when you take the time to look up! (Photo by Yuting Gao on Pexels.com)

When I was a boy, my grandfather gave me my very first book about constellations. Ever since, I have been fascinated by the heavens and love nights when the sky is black as pitch and the stars look close enough to touch. It’s such a marvel to me to think that we are looking up at things so far away, no man has ever been there. At least not yet. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t get familiar with them. To do that, you simply have to open National Geographic’s dazzling new volume, the Stargazer’s Atlas. Even if you haven’t spent your nights looking up in the past, you will after you read this beautiful guide to the night sky.

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Launch Scientific Thought with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and James Tefil’s ‘Cosmic Queries’ [REVIEW]

Orion Nebula in the Galaxy
Orion Nebula in the Galaxy (Photo courtesy Canva)

As a boy, I fell in love with the stars. My grandfather had given me a book about astronomy, and I had fun gazing up at the heavens trying to locate the different constellations depicted within its pages. But the more I looked upward, the more questions I had. Just how vast is the Milky Way? Is there life on other planets? And what would it be like to visit places like Jupiter or Saturn?

Obviously, I’m not the only one with these questions, or else astrophysicists like Neil DeGrasse Tyson and academics like James Trefil would probably be out of a job. Fortunately for us, they have now joined forces to write Cosmic Queries: StarTalk’s Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going. In this fascinating volume from National Geographic, they address many of our burning questions about space and the universe around us.

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The Guardians Risk Everything in Their Search for the ‘Island of Glass’ [REVIEW]

Ireland

In the epic conclusion to the Guardians trilogy, the team must travel to Ireland in search of the elusive Island of Glass. (Photo by Will Cockram, Flickr)

With the world in imminent danger, six gifted adventurers are on a legendary quest to find the key to saving the world and each other. But as they travel to Ireland on the last leg of their journey, will they find what they seek in time or will mankind soon find itself shrouded in darkness for eternity? Find out in Nora Roberts’ final installment of the Guardians trilogy, Island of Glass. Read more of this post

Nora Roberts’ ‘Stars of Fortune’ Is Decadent, Delicious Fun [REVIEW]

Diving in Corfu

Six strangers come together on an island in the middle of the Ionian Sea for a life changing adventure in Nora Roberts’ Stars of Fortune. (Photo by Danny Thompson, Flickr)

Six people with very disparate secrets are drawn together on the stunning isle of Corfu by an inexplicable force none of them completely understands in Nora Roberts’ Stars of Fortune. But will these total strangers learn to trust one another in time to save mankind from total annihilation? Read more of this post