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Space: In Science, Art and Society

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Overview

This collection of essays explores different perceptions of space, taking the reader on a journey from the inner space of the mind to the vacuum beyond Earth. Eight leading researchers span a broad range of fields, from the arts and humanities to the natural sciences. They consider topics ranging from human consciousness to virtual reality, architecture and politics. The essays are written in an accessible style for a general audience.

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"...a multidisciplinary perspective...Recommended." J.Z. Kiss, Miami University

"This volume is an excellent collection of eight invited lectures held at Darwin College that discuss the topic of space." Quarterly Review of Biology, Dahlia W. Zaidel

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521823760
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2004
  • Series: Darwin College Lectures Series , #15
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Fran├žois Penz, Gregory Radick and Robert Howell; 1. Inner space Susan Greenfield; 2. Language and space Karen Emmorey; 3. Architectural space Daniel Libeskind; 4. Virtual space Char Davies; 5. Mapping space Lisa Jardine; 6. International space Neal Ascherson; 7. Exploring space Jeffrey Hoffman; 8. Outer space John Barrow.

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