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Infinite Worlds
An Illustrated Voyage to Planets Beyond Our Sun

Featuring nearly 70 full page color
renderings by Lynette R. Cook
Ray Villard and Lynette R. Cook

Foreword: Geoffrey W. Marcy
Afterword: Frank Drake
Publisher: The University of California Press

Infinite Worlds is a fascinating exploration of the cosmos written for a wide audience. It brings together nearly 70 full page reproductions of Lynette Cook's internationally renowned astronomical artwork (with many new paintings created especially for this book), the latest and most dramatic images from the world's top observatories, and up-to-the-minute scientific findings on subjects ranging from the big bang and stellar evolution to a possible universe filled with countless planets and life forms. Ray Villard's text elegantly describes the state of astronomy today and imagines where it will take us in the coming years.

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Check out the Infinite Worlds Space Links
Take a look at co-author Ray Villard's site.


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Faraway Worlds

Written by: Paul Halpern, Ph.D.
Illustrated by: Lynette R. Cook
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

Faraway Worlds is Lynette Cook's first picture book for children. Learn the secrets of planet-hunters as they search for planets beyond our solar system. Is there more to a star than meets the eye? Take a trip to an alien world and encounter wobbling stars, frozen moons, and boiling oceans. Stunning illustrations and cutting-edge science make this book a first in the field. Includes a glossary and index. 32 pages, for ages 9-12. Available in hardcover and paperback.

Awards: IRA/CBC Children's Choices

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The Planets
[The Planets] [The Planets] [The Planets] [The Planets] [The Planets] [The Planets] [The Planets] [The Planets] [The Planets] [The Planets] [The Planets] [The Planets]

Written by:Dava Sobel
Illustrated by:Lynette R. Cook
Publisher:Penguin Books
To see all twelve delightful plates, visit The Planets page.
Look for all of these beautiful artworks in
the paperback version of The Planets.
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[The Planets US]

Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration Cover

The Guild Handbook
of Scientific Illustration

A publication of
The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators

Written by top illustrators, scientists, and industry experts, with step-by-step instructions, in-depth coverage of illustrative techniques and related tools, and helpful advice on the day-to-day business of scientific illustrating, it is easy to see why scientific illustrators refer to this book as their "bible."

Read an excerpt from Lynette's chapter, Illustrating Astronomy, written expressly for this indispensable reference guide of scientific illustration.

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