Edward Brooke-Hitching is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling trilogy The Phantom Atlas (2016), The Golden Atlas (2018) and The Sky Atlas (2019), as well as The Madman's Library (2020), all of which have been translated into numerous languages; he is also the author of Fox Tossing, Octopus Wrestling and Other Forgotten Sports (2015). He is a writer for the BBC series QI. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an incurable cartophile, he lives surrounded by dusty heaps of old maps and books in London.
'A beautiful new book. There are endless, brilliant
unforgettable stories in The Sky Atlas. So poetic...
full of maps and illustrations.' -- Cerys Matthews * BBC Radio 6
'An incredible collection of cosmic maps, paintings and artefacts charting how we have imagined the heavens throughout history.' * Big Issue *
'This exquisitely illustrated book features a millennia-spanning narrative that encompasses ancient mythology, philosophical cosmology and post-Copernican advancements in astronomy. Maps of earlier centuries are abuzz with fantastical creatures, the sun has a literal face, and the cosmic borderlands are rich with design flourishes. The book is a joy to flip through, every page a visual testament to cartographic artistry.' * Wall Street Journal *