Cool New Books

I read about this neat book, “America from the Air“, in WIRED magazine’s reviews section. It is pictures of the USA taken from 35,000 feet and on major flightpaths. Apparently it is quite cool. Everytime I go flying I wonder what is below me. Now I could finally know.

I also heard about a cool new NASA pretty picture book, “Touch the Invisible Sky“. What makes it notable is that it is a book of outerspace pictures for the blind. All the pictures are coded in bumps and swiggles and raised portions to indicate the intensity of the colour. I personally can’t understand how it would work, but perhaps if you were blind this would be really cool. I like the idea of NASA being more inclusive of disabilities at least.

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