Review: Voyage to the Heart of Matter: Pop-Up Book
Although I know very little about science & physics. I thought that it was fantastic that CERN made a pop up book about the Atlas Experiment and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). So, I figured I’d check it out. I enjoyed that the accuracy of the text and the commitment to showing what the LHC looks like in a model-like format. The paper was printed on all sides offering a glimpse at the real thing from any angle. I wonder, however if there could have been a way to make it pop up without so much of the reader’s help. I thought the book was printed beautifully but the metallic paper may have led to the downfall of the mechanisms not working. I would have expected better from CERN, but I do feel that I learned a lot and enjoyed learning from the pop-up medium!
Awesome looking cover- nice simple illustration. I don’t know why it has to say Pop-Up Book so randomly.
Really nice demonstration of the LHC in it’s underground location using a floating layer.
This page shows what’s above ground…
… and below once you pull it up yourself. This was a nice effect, but I thought something had gone wrong when it didn’t pop up on its own.
The book is printed on glossy, silver paper allowing the text to shimmer.
This book has several engineering issues. Many of the pop-ups broke as they opened.
This one broke as well. I believe this is due to the glossy paper.
It is nice to juxtapose the photograph with a 3D picture. This used a pull tab to make a round shape.
I have a love hate relationship with this page. This is the way it looks when you open it.
You must carefully spread the paper apart and engage the tabs at the top.
Inside, there is another kit to take out and assemble.
With instructions on the packaging.
It becomes the inside of the LHC. Its becoming more of a ‘model making’ experience.
The side pieces don’t fit into the hole provided. I wish it worked – I learned more by assembling it myself.
Ok on to the page that I loved… Look at this pull tab–
Pull!! Dark matter annihilation! What a clever use of two pull tabs.
I like the use of this string to provide a more 3D demonstration of an atom.
Here, many universes pop out very far through plastic pieces that fit thru the pop up.
This seems pretty easy- the plastic is held beneath like a fan and directed outward through slits in the paper.