As a Big History book for students in lower grades, this is a child’s first physics (science) book that begins with Big History.
- Book Intro
Big History is a massive history that looks at science together with the humanities. It thinks of the history of humans from the beginning of the universe and begins examining science from the Big Bang. This is a new and fun science book that allows children in lower grades to easily experience the Big History with electricity in our daily lives.
We can now light electric lights, play games, make books, and move our eyeballs to read books—all with energy from the Big Bang. At first glance, it seems the Big Bang and electrical devices have nothing in common, but when you read this book, you will realize that they do.
『Start a Big Bang Tour!』 explores science through questions.
“Where does the electricity we use at home come from?” “How do they make electricity at power plants?” “Where did coal, which is used to make electricity, come from?” “Why is coal buried deep in the ground?” and more. The book asks and asks until all your questions are answered, and it embarks on a trip in search of scientific answers. In the process, sometimes, you need to use your imagination. “Coal was a plant 300 million years ago.” “The sun was a cluster of hydrogen created during the Big Bang.”
You have to be able to imagine things that go beyond time and space to understand physics, which studies vast spaces and eons of time. This book presents a trip using cartoons to freely leap through time and space, helping children develop their scientific imagination. It also enhances the fun in reading, with interesting pictures and editing that allow children to approach difficult scientific knowledge.
- About the Author
Kim Sangwook is a professor of physics at Kyunghee University. He is a kind-hearted physicist who loves art and enjoys visiting art museums. He received his doctoral degree in physics at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He worked as a researcher at the Max Planck Society in Germany and was also a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo and the University of Innsbruck. He mainly studies quantum information science and has published over seventy research papers in SCI journals. He actively communicates scientific ideas to the public, appearing on the TV shows The Dictionary of Useless Knowledge Season 3 and Friday Joy Package, which both aired on tvN. He has written a series of contributions for the daily newspapers, Dong-a Ilbo and Kyunghyang Shinmun, and he also served as the head of the Science Culture Committee at the Asia-Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics.
His books include 『Kim Sangwook’s Quantum Studies』, 『Trembling and Resonance』, and『 Kim Sangwook’s Science Studies』.
Kim Jinhyeok is an illustrator who likes comics and movies. He has drawn a number of webtoons and comics with indie publishers. He is highly interested in captivating stories and aims to steadily draw new and various comics. He believes people always expect an interesting story and he creates comics with gripping tales. Books he has illustrated include 『Start a Big Bang Tour!』 and 『The Order of Reading』.
Recommended by the Korean School Librarians Association