The app was so good they made it into a book! As far as we know this is the first work specifically developed as an e-book strong enough to swim against the tide and make the transition to traditional print publishing. Written by best-selling science writer Marcus Chown, and based on the award-winning Solar System for iPad
, this richly-illustrated book presents a survey of our current state of knowledge of the planets and moons of the Solar System.
Planetary Visions worked with New York publisher Black Dog & Leventhal to produce 40 new 2D orbit, scale and surface maps, 5 double-page 3D maps, 26 high quality planet and moon portraits, and expanded data tables. As well as accurate planetary and celestial mapping, our expertise also helped select the most significant 300 pictures and diagrams from more than 600 we provided for the original app.
Solar System is written by Marcus Chown and published in the USA by Black Dog & Leventhal, and in the UK by Faber & Faber, in partnership with Touch Press and Planetary Visions.
NPR Best Gift Books of 2011 "It's another stealth gem that dazzles the eye while slipping real science past your children's defenses." - John McAlley, National Public Radio Books, Dec 6 2011
Now translated into French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Hungarian, and Croatian.