Your luminosity is intrinsic, but your brightness will depend on who is looking at you.
Ella Frances Sanders

Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe

Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe

Nov 28, 2020-- Says Maria Popova of Ella Frances Sanders' latest book,"In fifty-one miniature essays, each accompanied by one of her playful and poignant ink-and-watercolor drawings, Sanders goes on to explore a pleasingly wide array of scientific mysteries and facts -- evolution, chaos theory, clouds, the color blue, the nature of light, the wondrousness of octopuses, the measurement of time, Richard Feynman's famous cataclysm sentence, the clockwork mesmerism of planetary motion, our microbiome, the puzzlement of why we dream. What emerges is something sweetly consonant with Nabokov's exultation at our "capacity to wonder at trifles" -- except, of course, even the smallest and most invisible of these processes, phenomena, and laws are not trifles but condensed miracles that make the everythingness of everything we know." (3298 reads)


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