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Atlas of science : visualizing what we know

Author: Katy Börner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presents more than thirty full-page science maps, fifty data charts, a timeline of science-mapping milestones, and 500 color images, which serve as a sumptuous visual index to the evolution of modern science and as an introduction to 'the science of science'--charting the trajectory from scientific concept to published results."--
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Genre/Form: Maps
Atlassen (vorm)
Tentoonstellingen (vorm)
Atlases (Scientific)
Atlas
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katy Börner
ISBN: 9780262014458 0262014459
OCLC Number: 476360071
Awards: Winner of Honorable Mention, 2010 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in the Single Volume Reference -- Science category 2010
Description: xi, 254 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 x 34 cm
Contents: Part 1. Introduction : Knowledge equals power --
The rise of science and technology --
Addictive intelligence amplifiers --
Knowledge needs and desires --
The power of maps --
Science maps and their makers --
Part 2. The history of science map : Visionary approaches : Knowledge collection ; Encyclopedias ; Knowledge dissemination ; Knowledge classification ; Knowledge interlinkage ; Knowledge visualization ; Man-machine symbiosis ; Global brain --
Milestones in mapping science : Timelines : 1930-1960 ; 1960-1982 ; 1982-1998 ; 1998-2000 ; 2000-2002 ; 2002-2004 ; 2004-2005 ; 2006 I ; 2006 II ; 2006-2007 ; 2007 --
Part 3. Toward a science of science : Building blocks --
Conceptualizing science: basic anatomy of science --
Conceptualizing science: basic units, aggregate units, and linkages --
Conceptualizing science: basic properties, indexes, and laws --
Conceptualizing science: science dynamics --
Data acquisitions and preprocessing --
Data analysis, modeling, and layout --
Data communication : visualization layers --
Exemplification --
Scholarly marketplaces --
Part 4. Science maps in action : Places & spaces: mapping science --
Venues --
First iteration of exhibit (2005): the power of maps : Cosmographia world map ; Nova Anglia, Novvm Belgivm et Virginia ; A new map of the whole world with the trade winds according to ye latest and most exact observations ; Napoleon's march to Moscow ; 1996 map of science: a network of representation of the 43 fourth-level clusters based on data from the 1996 Science citation index ; PhD thesis map ; Timeline of 60 years of Anthrax research literature ; Treemap view of 2004 usenet returnees ; In terms of geography ; The structure of science. Second iteration of exhibit (2006): the power of reference systems : U.S. frequency allocations chart ; The visual elements periodic table ; Cartographica extraordinaire: the historical map transformed ; Sky chart of New York City in April 2006 ; HistCite visualization of DNA development ; History flow visualization of the Wikipedia entry "Abortion" --
TextArc visualization of "The history of science" ; Taxonomy visualization of patent data ; Map of scientific paradigms ; WorldProcessor: zones of invention, patterns of patents --
Third iteration of exhibit (2007): the power of forecasts: Tectonic movements and earthquake hazard predictions ; The oil age: world oil production 1859 to 2050 ; Impact of air travel on global spread of infectious diseases ; [./logicaland] participative global simulation ; Science & technology outlook: 2005-2055 ; 113 years of physical review ; Mapping the universe: space time, and discovery! ; Science-related Wikipedian activity ; Maps of science: forecasting large trends in science ; Hypothetical model of the evolution and structure of science --
Additional elements of the exhibit : Illuminated diagrams ; Hands-on science maps for kids ; World Processor globe ; Video of the exhibition --
Part 5. The future of science maps : Science maps as visual interfaces to scholarly knowledge --
Mapping intellectual landscapes for economic decision-making --
Science of science policy maps for government agencies --
Professional knowledge management tools for scholars --
Science maps for kids --
Daily science forecasts --
: Growing a "global brain and heart."
Other Titles: Visualizing what we know
Responsibility: Katy Börner.

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