Books that become other things

What can paper do?

This Book is a Planetarium
…and other extraordinary pop-up contraptions

This book concisely explains—and actively demonstrates through six functional pop-up contraptions—the scientific wonders at play behind seemingly-simple everyday things.

The book includes these tools:
(stripped-down to their functional paper minimums)

- a flashlight planetarium
- a device speaker
- a spiralgraph drawing generator
- a decoder ring
- a perpetual calendar
- a stringed musical instrument

Consider the book an interactive field guide to the invisible: play directly with aspects of the world normally obscured as abstractions like time, math, light, and sound.


Published by Chronicle Books

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