Icarus at the Edge of Time

November 22, 2008

Brian Greene, (The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos,) has a new book out and it is a hard one to classify.  It is a retelling of the Icarus story with Icarus traveling towards a black hole, not the sun, in order to illustrate concepts in physics.  The story is accompanied by photos from the Hubble Telescope and it’s in BOARDBOOK format.  King County and Seattle Public both have this book classified as adult fiction while Multnomah County has it as juvenile ficiton.  After looking through the book and discussing it with Jan, we’ve decided that we will place it in juvenile fiction.  It might be difficult to shelve it at some locations, but we really think this is the most appropriate classification for our users.  It’s a very unique book and I encourage you to take a look at it.  For more information, read an interview with Brian Greene at Amazon.com or listen to an interview with him at NPR.


2 Responses to “Icarus at the Edge of Time”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    Cool!!! Not much of a comment, I know … but wow – that’s just COOL!

  2. sarah Says:

    It’s definitely a unique book! I hope if finds its audience.

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