Eating the Sun: Book summary and reviews of Eating the Sun by Ella Frances Sanders

Eating the Sun

Small Musings on a Vast Universe

by Ella Frances Sanders

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Eating the Sun by Ella Frances Sanders
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A beautifully illustrated exploration of the principles, laws, and wonders that rule our universe, our world, and our daily lives, from the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in Translation.

Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars, or why the Moon never leaves us? Thinking about the precise dancing of planets, the passing of time, or the nature of natural things? 

Our world is full of unshakable mystery, and although we live in a civilization more complicated than ever, there is simplicity and reassurance to be found in knowing how and why.

From the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in TranslationEating the Sun is a delicately existential, beautifully illustrated, and welcoming exploration of the universe' - one that examines and marvels at the astonishing principles, laws, and phenomena that we exist alongside, that we sit within.

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"Starred Review. Sanders renders [scientific] language both accessible and appealing to her audience. Even more importantly, she consistently captures a sense of awe and wonder at the universe, and ignites (or reignites) that same sense in the reader." - Publishers Weekly

"A wonder-filled excursion into the sometimes-baffling and formidable world of science...Presenting information in a charming, conversational style, the author seeks to demystify science with panache....A fun, accessible introduction to a variety of scientific topics that readers can explore further." —Kirkus

"In this sweet and optimistic new book, author-illustrator Sanders explores the sweeping science of the universe and then breaks it down so that even right-brainers and hopeless romantics can comprehend... Unique and delightful ... Sanders's marveling is inspiring and sure to be contagious, even for the least scientifically minded of readers." - Booklist

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Ella Frances Sanders

Ella Frances Sanders is the writer and illustrator of two previous books, Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World and The Illustrated Book of Sayings: Curious Expressions from Around the World, which have both been translated into eight languages. She currently lives and works in London, without a cat.

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