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Mapping the Next Millennium: How Computer-Driven Cartography is Revolutionizing the Face of Science
     

Mapping the Next Millennium: How Computer-Driven Cartography is Revolutionizing the Face of Science

by Stephen S. Hall
 
A visually stunning and conceptually explosive report from the frontiers of mapmaking. Ranging from the mapping of the ocean floor to the scanning of remote galaxies, from portraits of subatomic collisions to an unprecedented view of the mathematical constant "pi, " this work makes the theoretical compellingly concrete, even as it reminds us that the world is far

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A visually stunning and conceptually explosive report from the frontiers of mapmaking. Ranging from the mapping of the ocean floor to the scanning of remote galaxies, from portraits of subatomic collisions to an unprecedented view of the mathematical constant "pi, " this work makes the theoretical compellingly concrete, even as it reminds us that the world is far more vast than we ever dreamed. Photographs throughout.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Considering the map as a tool of thought, Hall offers fluent science writing but overwhelms with a range of contemporary examples, from the far reaches of the universe to the landscape of the chromosome. Photos. (Apr.)

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ISBN-13:
9780679741756
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/31/1993
Edition description:
1st Vintage Books ed
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
5.23(w) x 8.02(h) x 1.04(d)

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