Editions du Cosmos

Specimens from the publishing house

The main aim of the Cosmos publishing house is not only to publish reliable works of scientific popularisation, but also to publish well-kept objects: aesthetic paper books that are pleasant to look at and to handle. In addition to theory books, duCosmos publishes book objects that can be read and consulted with ease, even contemplated, in order to make reading comfortable. Both the design of the books and the choice of texts are carefully thought out.

The editorial programme focuses on cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics: themes relating to the universe are at the centre of the first collection. This desire to publish "beautiful books" for the popularization of science is motivated on the one hand by the need to transmit popularization and texts that deserve to be distributed (even on a small scale), also to give the possibility and the desire to lovers of beautiful books to have access to content from the scientific field. It is the combination of these two poles that the Cosmos aims to put in place.

The first collection of du Cosmos will be a heterogeneous combination of popular science texts on subjects revolving around cosmology, astronomy and astrophysics. University theses, never published texts, forgotten texts, duCosmos will give a first - sometimes a second - skin to relevant, reliable and, as often as possible, contemporary content. Since publishing popular science necessarily implies a desire for the transmission, accessibility and circulation of knowledge, the paper book format will be favoured for its ease of access and the multiple possibilities it allows in terms of design; duCosmos will offer popular science book objects that are graphically well thought out and it is this particularity that will set these publications apart from others that already exist.

Here are a few examples of the first specimens from the collections

The first specimens include the texts: "Le ciel à découvert" by Jean Audouze, "La cosmologie à l'épreuve de l'esthétique" and "Quelques éléments de physique et de philosophie des multivers" by Aurélien Barrau as well as a collection of images from NASA, "Le sol martien". Books available in two copies each