The universe is complicated. And big. So big that our minds can’t really wrap themselves around just how expansive this expanding universe is.
J. Richard Gott was one of the first cosmologists “to propose that the structure of our universe is like a sponge made up of clusters of galaxies in intricately connected by filaments of galaxies.” His book, The Cosmic Web, traces our understanding of the galactic framework from Hubble to Zwicky.
Though an interest in astronomy is definitely helpful, this book is written in such a way that most of the details can be understood by the layman. The book’s filled with analogies, diagrams, and drawings to clarify complex scientific ideas.
As with most astronomy books, The Cosmic Web restores wonder to this thing we call space. If you’re looking for a book that’s digestible yet extremely informative, give it a go. You’ll definitely learn some mind-blowing facts along the way.
Thanks for reading! -Autumn
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