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The Universe in Your Hands

The author of The Door with Three Locks, which became a bestseller in 11 countries and introduced quantum physics to the general public, teams up with Spain’s most beloved illustrator to explain the universe to very young children – and the whole family

Having made quantum physics popular among young people and adults alike, Sonia Fernández-Vidal now explains the universe to children.

The book for the whole family that Carl Sagan would have loved.

In 2011, Sonia Fernández-Vidal shed light on the smallest elements known to science. Now she has set herself the challenge of explaining the vastest entity conceivable: the Cosmos. And she does it in such a way that the youngest members of the family can easily understand it. To achieve this feat, she has had the help of the best-known illustrator in Catalonia, Pilarín Bayés, as well as that of Thales of Miletus, Galileo, Einstein and Carl Sagan. Together, they will tell us the greatest story of all -that of the place we live in.

About the authors

Sonia Fernández-Vidal is a doctor of Quantum Optics and Information. She has worked and collaborated at CERN, the Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA) and the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO). She is the author of one of the most successful scientific knowledge books in Spain, La puerta de los tres cerrojos (The Door With Three Locks), which has run to over 20 editions and has been translated into 10 languages, including German, Catalan, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Portuguese.

Pilarín Bayés Without a doubt the grande dame of Catalan illustration, her style, naive and ironic, recognizable at glance, defines an entire era. She has illustrated hundreds of educational and fiction books.