Expanding Universe: Photographs from the Hubble Space Telescope by Owen Evans and Zoltan Levay
Taschen, 2015, 260 pages
Reviewed by: Jane Theissen
This is primarily a picture book, although not your typical picture book. This collection of some of the thousands of photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in its 25 years of orbiting the earth is an artistic journey. To say that these images are breathtaking is an understatement! These are photos to spend some time with, to contemplate what they reveal of the farthest reaches of space and of our place in the universe. The small amount of text in the book helps place these images in context not only scientifically, but also historically. A history lesson, a science lesson, and a visit to an art museum all rolled into one. Pretty impressive!