What does the Sun look like from different planets in our galaxy? Why doesn't the Moon always appear the same? What is the largest river on Earth? And the highest mountain?
In Geo-Graphics, our world becomes transformed by acclaimed artist Regina Giménez, into 96 pages of gorgeous shapes and colors. Planets and stars, continents and islands, rivers and lakes, volcanos and hurricanes … here they are presented as circles, polygons, lines, spirals, and accompanying facts that explain the world around us.
This special and unusual atlas is a marriage of science and art like no other.
Regina Giménez has always been captivated by old atlases, and their beautiful pictures and maps. As a child she scanned through these big books, voraciously looking for facts about the Earth. In recent years, as an acclaimed artist in her home city of Barcelona, she has returned to these images to transform them into magnificent prints, brimming with color.
Valerie Block is the author of the novels Was It Something I Said?, None of Your Business, and Don't Make a Scene. She has been a fellow at Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers, and a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and son. This is her first translation.
“Geo-Graphics presents information about our planet with an emphasis on the visual. It is perfect for children who prefer to absorb knowledge through diagrams and illustrations rather than dense text, and interesting for a wide age range. The retro graphic art style, reminiscent of early 20th century constructivism, will appeal to many adults as well.” — Five Books
USBBY Outstanding International Book,