Book Review: Space: God's Majestic Handiwork
Space: "God's Majestic Handiwork", Illustrated by Susan Windsor
This book is part of a new series (“Science for Kids”) being released from the Institute for Creation Research in response (or as an alternative) to the evolution-based Basher books, thus adopting a Basher-like format and writing style.
As far as the Basher comparisons go, the format of the books in ICR’s series are a bit less “busy,” and thus easier to systematically read (which I appreciated). Additionally, the conversational writing style and characterization commonly employed in the Basher books is also present in the ICR series, which brings virtues along with vices...First, I thought it was clever of ICR to apply characterization to the different planets and and space object's respective information pages (for instance, the writing used to convey the planet Jupiter's proud personality is noticeably different from the cold and lonely Pluto).
The scientific topics covered in the book range from the statistics of different planets (useful little facts like how long a day is on Mars, or what the average temperature is on Uranus), to black holes and how they might form. Highlights (although the book was functionally about them [that was a truly terrible pun]) included reasons that the universe is actually young (for instance, planetary magnetic fields and Saturn's rings ), and problems with mainstream astronomical and cosmological concepts (such as the "big bang," and the Oort cloud). They also included a page of random facts, which I enjoyed.
This book is a good way to get a swift and simple enough overview of the young universe we inhabit, and learn more about the stars that God put in place to mark signs and seasons, days and years.
Jonathan Schulz, 2018
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