Cosmic View: The Universe in 40 Jumps

Here's a fantastic set of scans from Kees Boeke's 1957 book Cosmic View: The Universe in 40 Jumps. We have Mitchell Charity to thank for having this copy of a fantastic book online:

Kees Boeke's Cosmic View is a classic on learning about the scale of things. It is similar to the Morrison's Powers of Ten, but aimed at a younger audience. Its legacy includes Charles Eames's film Powers of Ten, the resulting book by Philip and Phylis Morrison, and several similar books which followed. Unfortunately, the problems Kees hoped to address, including peoples' understanding being fragmented by scale, remain as pressing today as they were in 1957. I place it online in the hope of encouraging awareness and activity in this area.

Link | Start the "jumps" here.

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