The Yellow Cab of the Universe by Eduardo Galvani

The Yellow Cab of the Universe

By Eduardo Galvani

  • Release Date: 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Astronomy
Score: 3.5
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Join a vintage Yellow Cab for a highly original and engaging tour of your Solar System! The Yellow Cab Of The Universe (YCU) is one of the first digital books to fully leverage the power of iBooks Author to push the boundaries of what a digital book can be. You’ll see right away that YCU was designed for the iPad right from the start:

Pick up your iPad and use its built-in gyroscope to look around the Martian landscape as if you were looking out from the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. Zoom in to see parts of the landscape more clearly, and tilt your iPad up and down as if you were controlling Opportunity’s cameras.

Thrill to the dramatic animated chronicle of the recent Curiosity rover landing on Mars, nicknamed "Seven Minutes of Terror", or blast off from Earth to visit the Hubble Telescope.
Memorably experience the eight major steps involved in the formation of our Solar System that took place over the first ten million years, compressed into under a minute--and then see if you can make your own Solar System by recreating the steps in the right order in an inventive widget.

Understanding the Solar System we live in is both fundamental and fascinating! The best way to see what we are talking about is to download the book or book sample to experience for yourself!


  • Yellow Cab of the Universe

    By Mer Mar
    Beautifully done. This book succeeded -where other attempts have failed- in finally getting me to grasp an understanding of our universe. This is the future of learning about and comprehending even complex matters. We need more interactive books like this on all sorts of subjects. Thank you Mr. Galvani for showing the way.
  • Awesome!

    By ilovepolkad0ts2
    Great job presenting the solar system in such a fascinating way! We need more textbooks like this! Thank you from a homeschool mom.
  • Incredible book

    By Mar55Izza
    I love astronomy and this book is amazing, for people of all ages. It just gives a totally different perspective. Envoy.
  • Best for all ages

    By John Eff
    Wonderful work. This is a complete new way in learning and I recommend this to everyone. Perfect fit to my 9 years daughter, but for me as well. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Amazing for adults too

    By Ando S.
    It's hard to believe that at my age (i.e. not a kid) that this is the first book that has really got me interested in and educated on the solar system. The beautiful artwork combined with the well written, concise commentary and multimedia elements make it great edutainment for adults too. There's so much potential for products that entertain while educating and this is among the best I've seen.
  • Another seismic shift in publishing and e-learning …

    By Media Tectonics
    We may be witnessing a revolutionary change in the development of textbooks and the transfer of skills and knowledge to a new generation. Author and designer Eduardo Galvani has infused his awe and passion for the subject matter with a whimsical sense of humor, and his design skills are a wonder to behold. Who wouldn’t love to learn in such a fun and interactive way! Kudos also to Apple for providing this amazing free technology. Cindy Mullins Publisher and CEO
  • Transformative, refreshing, beautiful!!

    By Japan-o-phile
    The timing of this book could not be better. My 5-year old has shown initial interest in the solar system and I've been looking for dynamic experiences for her to really engage with and understand what it is and how it works. I came across this book and got it for her and I must say that from the outset she's shown more excitement for this application than anything else she's used on my iPad. The combination of depth of information and interactivity with beautiful presentation is perfect for her inquiring mind. There is enough for her to engage meaningfully even at a young age. But it is also clear that it will remain interesting and useful to her for a long time. Tremendous! This iBook has my very strong recommendation.
  • The Yellow cab of the Universe

    By JuniaFlavia
    Why didn't we have textbooks like this when I was in school? In fact, why aren't all digital books like this right now? Thank you much Mr. Galvani for this fantastic work.
  • Taking iBooks 3 levels further

    By Patrick Newell
    This book is beyond any other book I have seen online. It has the potential to revolutionize how we learn from a book. What a difference this would make when learning a particular topic. 21st Century learning resource for our 21st Century learners. Well Done… Hats off to you. Looking forward to your next book and beyond. Good things, Patrick Newell Founder
  • The future of learning has arrived...

    By Aslives
    The Yellow Cab of The Universe (YCU) is so far beyond what you can image a book to be. To say that the author "pushed the boundries" is an understatement. YCU offers the perfect blend of science and art creating an amazing journey into the night sky. The depth of knowledge and passion of the author shines through in every aspect of this beautifully created tour of our universe. YCU sets a new standard not just for iBooks, but for all digital learning content and gives us hope that the wonder of science can truly be learned and enjoyed in an entirely new and engaging way. Treat yourself to an amazing gift and share it with anyone who has an interest in astronomy - or not - they will be a convert soon enough. You won't be disappointed!