Cosmic Imagery: Key Images in the History of Science

Cosmic Imagery: Key Images in the History of Science

by John D. Barrow
     
 

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A remarkable book tracing the history and influence of nearly two hundred iconic images that changed human conceptions of the universe and our place in it.See more details below

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A remarkable book tracing the history and influence of nearly two hundred iconic images that changed human conceptions of the universe and our place in it.

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George Johnson
Through dozens of short essays, each prompted by one of science's visual creations, Barrow conducts his own personal tour of the universe…Though roughly herded into themes—one part of the book, "Stars in Your Eyes," is about astronomical images; another, "Painting by Numbers" is about mathematics—the essays are a hodgepodge of surprises…The book has been beautifully published…Not many people will want to read Cosmic Imagery straight through. But open it almost anywhere and you will probably learn something new, or see it from a curious new angle.
—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393061772
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/22/2008
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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