What would the Big Bang look like? What is the color of a newborn star? What happens after a sun dies? To inspire the bright minds of tomorrow, you need to show them the stars. From the beginning of the universe to our little neighborhood solar system, The Illustrated History of the Universe tackles questions big and small in chronological, easily accessible order. With original illustrations and paintings by author Gabriel Cohen, The Illustrated History of the Universe combines basic astrophysics with the breathtaking beauty of the cosmos. It is a call for adventure for the curious and bold young readers, and encourages questioning, exploration, and critical thinking.