The Biggest Picture:

From the Big Bang to the Development of the Big Bang Theory

By Wendy Curtis
Contributions by Evan Penn Serio, Arianna Bruno, Michelle Kroll, and others

Winner of the Independent Publishers Silver Medal Award, Science category - IPPY 2015.

Winner of the Readers' Favorite Bronze Award, Non-Fiction History category.

Upon opening this book the reader is embarking on a visual odyssey through vast cosmic stretches of space and time, from the moment the Universe is born to the present. The illustrations lead the chronological unfolding of events and the words support the illustrations.


News From GeoBookStudio

Come visit GeoBookStudio at EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh airshow!

July, 2017
by Evan Penn Serio

GeoBook’s President and principal author Wendy Curtis will be again be attending the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh airshow and signing books all week. Big History in Flight: From Drifiting and Soaring to Flying and Deep Space Exploration will be available for purchase in both the Wearhouse and Sky Shoppe.
Read more about GeoBookStudio at EAA AirVenture 2017 here.

IBHA 2016: Building Big History: Research and Teaching

July, 2016
by Evan Penn Serio

The GeoBookStudio Team attended the third IBHA Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands and were honored to give several presentations/lectures.
President and principal author Wendy Curtis lectured on GeoBook’s latest project, called "The Little Big History of Flight." Principal illustrator and co-author Evan Penn Serio gave a presentation on the use of technology in the classroom, titled “The Education Revolution will be Cross-Platform.” Together, the two co-authors presented a lecture on the synergistic nature of creating flagship and mini-projects in tandem, called “The Writing of Little Big Histories can Facilitate the Writing of a Flagship Big History and Vice Versa.”
Read more about GeoBookStudio's presentations Here.

Big History in Flight takes off

July, 2016
by Evan Penn Serio

We here at GeoBookStudio have been furiously working away to bring you another book. Building off the framework of our flagship publication, The Biggest Picture, we again dove into the genre of Big History. This time though, we’ve turned our attention to the sky.
Big History in Flight: From Drifting and Soaring to Flying and Deep Space Exploration, is an in-depth look at flight in all its manifestations. Starting a story at the beginning is important to us here at GeoBookStudio, and Big History in Flight is no exception.
Read more about Big History in Flight here.

GeoBookStudio is at it again

December, 2015
by Evan Penn Serio

GeobookStudio has begun work on a new Big History book, this time on the history of flight. Big History in Flight will place flight within a large context. Instead of starting with the first airplanes or even the first gliders or airships, GeoBookStudio explains how the first flying animals, the insects, took to the sky. In fact, GeobookStudio uses its Big History approach and begins with the creation of the elements and the advent of gravity.
Check back here summer 2016 for more information!

The Biggest Picture awarded again, this time in sunny Miami

November 20, 2015
by Evan Penn Serio

TeamGeoBook traveled to the Miami International Book Fair for a weekend of workshops, author talks, and the infamous street fair. We were able to engage directly with some of our fans, and make a few more.
The weekend culminated with the Readers’ Favorite awards ceremony, and GeoBookStudio is proud to announce that our flagship publication has been awarded another honor, the 2015 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal in their Non-Fiction History category.
Read more about Miami International Book Fair 2015 Here.

TeamGeoBook travels to New York, receives Silver Medal

May 28, 2015
by Evan Penn Serio

This past weekend, we here at GeoBookStudio traveled to New York City to attend the annual Independent Publisher’s awards ceremony. Independent Publisher has been helping authors, illustrators, and small publishing houses since 1983. Their Small Press magazine has been helping shape the face and evolution of the small and independent publishing world, and GeoBookStudio has been all ears since we caught wind of them a few years back.
Read more about IPPY 2015 Here.

With your help, Obtainium film restoration project was successfully funded!

October 1, 2014
by Wendy Curtis

In our previous news post, GeoBookStudio had asked for your help in funding the digitalization of a number of science films. We are excited to say that the project met it deadline and we would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to all of our supporters who helped make OBTAINIUM: Digitalizing the Reel Life films of Lynn Margulis a success! Lynn loved science and people and ideas. She welcomed me and the people who were helping me with my book to audit her class on evolutionary biology. I was fortunate to have gotten to know her and she was supportive of our projects- although mostly by telling us what was missing! Some of her students helped me with research and illustrations and it is one of them - Jim MacAllister - who undertook the role of running this campaign. We are so pleased that these films, as part of Lynn's legacy, will be preserved!

GeoBookStudio is Asking for Your Help with Film Restoration Project!

September 27, 2014
by Wendy Curtis

Dear friends, family, and colleagues,
I am writing to ask you to consider contributing to a campaign to digitize and thus save for posterity a number of films that were made by American scientists in the 1970’s. These films were selected by Lynn Margulis, the late great scientific maverick, as being important to our scientific heritage. Lynn had begun the process of having the films digitized before her unexpected death in 2011. The films were made in the nineteen seventies, when the U.S. was a world leader in the development of new scientific ideas, and were funded by grants from the National Science Foundation. The amount needed to save these films from disintegration is only a minute fraction of that original investment.
Read more about this project Here.

Reflections on the IBHA 2014 Conference

August 11, 2014
by Evan Penn Serio

GeoBookStudio Team was thrilled to attend the International Big History Association's Conference in San Rafael, California. From the opening geologic fieldtrip to the numerous panels by prominent writers and researchers in the nacent field of Big History (including David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, Fred Spier, Craig Benjamin, Lowell Gustafson, Esther Quaedackers, and David Baker, among many others), we enjoyed the chance to discuss issues, to get to know fellow Big Historians, and to see the next rounds of challenges in this field expose themselves. It was also a great opportunity to show our work to the critical eyes of our peers.
GeoBookStudio President, Wendy Curtis gave a presentation on how the use of graphics in a narrative facilitates the development of that body of work, by making it amenable to emergent properties that are much less obvious in a text-only version.
Read more about Wendy's presentation Here.