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COSMIGRAPHICS: PICTURING SPACE THROUGH TIME. Michael Benson. Abrams, New York, 2014. 320 pp. with 295 ills. (278 col.). 32 x 25 cm. LC 2014-930552 ISBN 9781419713873 In English.
Publisher's description: Michael Benson tells the thrilling story of the discovery and description of the universe in a new way. Selecting artful and profound illustrations and maps, many hidden away in the world's great science libraries and virtually unknown today, he chronicles more than 1,000 years of humanity's ever-expanding understanding of the size and shape of space itself. He shows how the invention of the telescope inspired visions of unimaginably distant places and explains why today we turn to supercomputer simulations to reveal deeper truths about space-time. Cosmigraphics explores the visual side of our greatest imaginative achievement as a species: the unveiling of a vast universe that is largely invisible to our senses. It will be a revelation to space-struck Earthlings, art lovers, and readers interested in the history of science, the visualization of information, graphic design, and mapping.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Several Periods — Several Media
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 161201
Hardcover $50.00t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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