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Cosmigraphics : Picturing Space Through Time

Author: Michael Benson
Publisher: New York : Abrams, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Di 1 banView all editions and formats
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Selecting artful and profound illustrations and maps, many hidden away in the world's great science libraries and virtually unknown today, Benson 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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Benson
ISBN: 9781419713873 1419713876
OCLC Number: 965957976
Notes: Includes index.
Other variant titles : Picturing Space Through Time.
Awards: Commended for L.A. Times Book Prize (Science/Technology) 2014
Description: 320 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Owen Gingerich --
Introduction --
Creation --
Earth --
The moon --
The sun --
The structure of the universe --
Planets and moons --
Constellations, the zodiac, and the Milky Way --
Eclipses and transits --
Comets and meteors --
Auroras and atmospheric phenomena.
Other Titles: Picturing Space Through Time.
Responsibility: Michael Benson.

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