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The Scientific Image: From Cave to Computer
     

The Scientific Image: From Cave to Computer

by Harry Robin, Daniel J. Kevles (Foreword by)
 

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In this spirit of discovery, 'The Scientific Image: From Cave To Computer' examines the efforts of scholars and science aficionados alike to conceive, document, describe, classify, order, and analyze natural phenomena with the aid of illustrations as varied as their interests and methods.

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In this spirit of discovery, 'The Scientific Image: From Cave To Computer' examines the efforts of scholars and science aficionados alike to conceive, document, describe, classify, order, and analyze natural phenomena with the aid of illustrations as varied as their interests and methods.

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A quite brilliant and beautiful examination of the efforts of scholars and science aficionados alike to conceive, document, describe, classify, order, and analyze natural phenomena with the aid of illustrations as varied as their interests and methods. Robin has assembled dozens of intriguing images, including an ancient Chinese pulse chart; stroboscopic photographs, PET scans, and computer graphics; astronomical drawings from the tomb of an Egyptian pharoah; and diagrams of 16th-century methods for treating crossed eyes and an injured spine. Each illustration is accompanied by lucid commentary in which Robin explains the image and its context. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780810938236
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

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