Review of the book "Space" - Dmitry Kostyukov and Zina Surova

In 2016, we celebrate the 55th anniversary of the flight of Yuri Gagarin into Earth's orbit. It's time to learn more about how Russian cosmonautics developed, and at the same time - to tell the children about the work of brave astronauts. This will help book "Space", which recently appeared in the publishing house "Mann, Ivanov and Ferber."

The book that astronauts recommend: where Gagarin landed, how the orbital station is arranged and what happens in zero gravity

This book is based on an interview with journalist Dmitry Kostyukov with real astronauts. From it you will learn about life at the orbital station and trainings before flights, about famous scientists and brave pilots, about space traditions and the device of rockets.

Here are just a few interesting facts from the book:

The encyclopedia turned out not just cognitive, but still very beautiful. It uses photographs of the author - he repeatedly took pictures of how training passes before flying, was present at the launch of rockets from Baikonur and the landing of spacecraft. Also on the pages you will find pictures from the archive of the cosmonaut, the hero of Russia Oleg Kotov.

In addition to the photos in the book, there are drawings, diagrams and comics. Original collages were manually assembled by illustrator Zina Surova. As a result, vertical and horizontal reversals have turned out, each of which is a real work of art. The magazine "Russian reporter" commented this: "This book could be an encyclopedia, if it were not an art object".

Despite the seriousness of the topic, the authors submit the material very easily and fun. Bored neither will an adult, nor a small reader! For example, Gagarin's journey is decorated in the form of a comic strip. As well as the output of astronaut Alexei Leonov in outer space.

Another important detail: the diagrams depicting the design of rockets, spacecraft, orbital stations and spacesuits are so simple and understandable that everyone will understand them.

The encyclopedia was first published in 2012 and won several awards at once: the diploma of the Contest "The Art of the Book", White Ravens - the choice of the International Children's Library in Munich, the "Start Up" award in the nomination "Book / Modern Russian non-fiction for children", special the prize of the competition "Gagarin and I" British Council. In February 2016, a new edition appeared - augmented and amended. The book by Dmitry Kostyukov and Zina Surova impressed even the pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Usachev. Perhaps this is the best recommendation. Here is what he wrote: "This encyclopedia of astronautics! What a huge amount of work has been done. How much information is here for inquisitive children's (and not only) minds! How many interesting details on each page. Very unusual form of material supply. Got a real pleasure. Oh, what a pity that in my childhood there was not such an interesting book. "