Key Images in the History of Science
By (author) John D. Barrow
Cosmic Imagery by John D. Barrow
Book DescriptionWe live in a visual age, an age of images-iconic, instant, and influential-that have crystallized our conception of the large, the small, and the complex, of both inner and outer space. Some, like Robert Hooke's first microscopic views of the natural world, arose because of new technical capabilities. Others, like the first graphs, were breathtakingly simple but perennially useful. The first stunning picture of Earth from space stimulated an environmental consciousness that has grown ever since; the mushroom clouds from atomic and nuclear explosions became the ultimate symbol of death and destruction; Mercator's flat map of the Earth cemented an entire worldview. John D. Barrow's collection encompasses the frontiers of modern science and its most memorable historic moments. But this is much more than a picture book. Entertaining and informative essays accompany the powerful display of images that have illuminated concepts of far-reaching significance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393061772
(241mm x 188mm x 35mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 16-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didnt Know About Math and the Arts, Paperback (February 2016)
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100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know About Maths and the Arts, Hardback (November 2014)
Shows us that mathematics and the arts are not so far removed from each other. This book takes us on a 100-step tour, guiding us through art forms as various as sculpture, literature, architecture and dance, and reveals what maths can tell us about the mysteries of the worlds of art and design.
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"There can be few better guides to the bewildering array of potential universes, ?and none so readable or entertaining."-Manjit Kumar, The Independent
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Author Biography - John D. Barrow
John D. Barrow is professor of mathematical sciences and director of the Millennium Mathematics Project at Cambridge University, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is the best-selling author of many books on science and mathematics, including Mathletics: 100 Amazing Things You Didn't Know about the World of Sports and 100 Essential Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know: Math Explains Your World.
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