Oor Big Braw Cosmos

Oor Big Braw Cosmos


John C Brown and Rab Wilson

ISBN: 9781913025052

Binding: hardback

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Which Scotsman inspired Einstein's Theory of General Relativity?

Which planet is on third made of diamond?

How big is the Universe?

Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this new book from Astronomer Royal for Scotland, John C Brown OBE and Rab Wilson, renowned Scots poet and NTS Scriver in Residence at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. This fascinating guide to our skies and beyond brings together science and art to convey the beauty of our vast cosmos and its scientific workings. Combining an accessible introduction to astronomy with original space-inspired poetry and haiku, and featuring hundreds of stunning images, Oor Big Braw Cosmos shows you space as you've never seen it before.


The universe is too big to traverse on foot, or via any vehicle yet devised, so humans have to probe it mentally. Some describe its majesty with mathematical formulae. Others encompass it through verse. This delightfully audacious book does both. The result it positively four-dimensional. Dava Sobel, author of Longitude

Bring together the latest cosmic thinking with a Scottish twist. Chris Lintott, presenter of The Sky at Night