Here you will find information about the curious little astronomy book entitled: Glimpses of Our Universe, by Douglas Furton, with artwork by Elisabeth Fritz Mitchell and William Fritz.
Glimpses of our Universe is a collection of short essays/articles about backyard astronomy and interesting tidbits of our Universe. Each article stands on its own telling a little story about something you could see in the sky or figure out about our Universe by looking with your own two eyes. The articles are stitched together following common themes to build up a curious little book that can teach you a lot but that you don’t have to read in one sitting.
Rather, the articles are written in a casual, colorful style and encourage the reader to look for things in the sky and to interpret their own observations. Each article is illustrated with an original, thought-provoking pen-and-ink illustration.
Glimpses of the Universe is not a textbook of knowledge nor is it a lab manual of experiments. Glimpses of the Universe is a curious little book about backyard astronomy and interesting tidbits of our Universe.
The best way to sample the flavor of the book is to read a sample article: “Old Rays of Light” on the header of this page. Enjoy, and check back for more.
Glimpses of the Universe is due out in the fall, in time for the holidays. It will be available online here and at Amazon.com. More information about the upcoming book and the author and artists is available at the links in the header above.
If you would like to be notified when Glimpses of the Universe is available, send Doug Furton a note, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or at the USPS address below:
PO Box 966
Grand Haven, MI 49417