The Resource Cosmic imagery : key images in the history of science, John D. Barrow

Cosmic imagery : key images in the history of science, John D. Barrow

Label
Cosmic imagery : key images in the history of science
Title
Cosmic imagery
Title remainder
key images in the history of science
Statement of responsibility
John D. Barrow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We live in a visual age - an age of images: iconic, instant and influential. In this remarkable book John D. Barrow traces their history in order to tell the story of modern science."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barrow, John D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
QB981
LC item number
.B2797 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Visual communication in science
  • Science
  • Cosmology
  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Kunst
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Visualisierung
  • Illustration
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Astronomy
  • Cosmology
  • Science
  • Visual communication in science
Label
Cosmic imagery : key images in the history of science, John D. Barrow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 548-592) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Stars in your eyes -- 1. Midnight's children : the constellations -- 2. Empire of the sun : the Copernican picture of the world -- 3. Starry, starry night : the Whirlpool Galaxy -- 4. So, you wanna be a star : the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram -- 5. The artful universe : nebulae -- 6. Omen 1054 : the Crab Nebula -- 7. A for Andromeda : the galaxy next door -- 8. Perfect pitch : Hubble's tuning-fork diagram -- 9. Some strangeness in the proportion : peculiar galaxies -- 10. When worlds collide : supernova 1987A -- 11. Runaway universes : Hubble's law -- 12. Tomorrow's worlds : Friedmann's universes -- 13. Blow up : the balloon universe -- 14. Deep heat : the COBE spectrum -- 15. When a proton meets a neutron : Big Bang nucleosynthesis -- 16. Blackout : the dark night sky -- 17. The tentacles of time : the CFA redshift survey -- 18. The final frontier : the Hubble deep field -- 19. The times they are a'changin' : space-time diagrams -- 20. All our yesterdays : our past light cone -- 21. Gravity's rainbow : the spectrum of the inflationary universe -- 22. The world is not enough : eternal inflation -- 23. Gravitational anonymity : black holes have no hair -- pt. 2. Spatial prejudice -- 1. One small step for man : the Earth from the Moon -- 2. Mapping the money : the Earth at night -- 3. The care and maintenance of a small planet : the ozone hole -- 4. Darkness at noon : eclipse -- 5. War of the worlds : Martian canals -- 6. Humanity's golden discs : the 'Pioneer' plaque and the 'Voyager' record -- 7. ET, phone home : flying saucers -- 8. Mister Bentley's feeling for snow : snowflakes -- 9. Up the airy mountain : Baron von Humboldt's ecology of plants -- 10. Rockin' all over the world : Smith's strata -- 11. Gone with the wind : weather maps -- 12. Walking with dinosaurs : the words and the pictures -- 13. Stepping out : Laetoli footprints -- 14. The first picture show : the flowering of illustration -- 15. Spectacular bodies : Vesalius and the human frame -- 16. A flea in your eye : the ingenious Mr Hooke -- 17. Did the earth move for you? : continents in motion -- 18. Show me the way to go home : Mercator's map of the world -- 19. Shapeliness : the symmetries of life -- 20. Making a splash : high-speed photography -- pt. 3. Painting by numbers -- 1. The famous five : platonic solids -- 2. Does God play football? : Bucky balls -- 3. Prime time : the sieve of Eratosthenes -- 4. The square on the hypotenuse : the bride's chair -- 5. The times of the signs + = x [division sign] = -- 6. A pile of numbers : Pascal's triangle -- 7. Chance and necessity : dice -- 8. The man who turned into a diagram : the Reverend John Venn -- 9. One-sided story : the Möbius strip -- 10. Cadmus and Harmonia : sines and cosines -- 11. Bridges over troubled water : chains and spans -- 12. Infinity : where God divides by zero -- 13. A new slant on infinity : Cantor's diagonal arguments -- 14. The plotters : the origins of the graph -- 15. The chartists : the enigma of variations -- 16. Doe, ray, me : the musical staff -- 17. Hypercubes : visualizing other dimensions -- 18. Take it to the limit : Koch's snowflake, Sierpinski's carpet, and Menger's sponge -- 19. World without end : the Mandelbrot set -- 20. Where things happen that don't : the impossible triangle -- 21. Seeing is believing : visual illusions -- 22. Two easy pieces : aperiodic tilings -- 23. The sign of four : the four-colour theorem -- 24. Your tube : the London Underground map -- 25. Lies, damned lies, and statistics : the importance of being normal -- pt. 4. Mind over matter -- 1. The acceptable face of science : Einstein as icon -- 2. Unweaving the rainbow : Newton's prism -- 3. Foetal attraction : Earth's magnetism is born -- 4. May the force field be with you : magnetic field liners -- 5. Great Dane : Bohr's atom -- 6. All human life is here : the periodic table -- 7. The lord of the rings : benzene chains -- 8. Like a circle in a spiral : DNA, the coil of life -- 9. All join hands : molecular architectures -- 10. Let it be : the binding energy curve -- 11. That hideous strength : the mushroom cloud -- 12. Writing on air : bubble chamber tracks -- 13. "Dick's funny little pictures" : Feynman diagrams -- 14. Band on the run : a universal triple point -- 15. The great universal catalogue : the sizes of everything -- 16. That crazy mixed-up cat : Schrödinger's cat paradox -- 17. Room at the bottom : the quantum corral -- 18. Quantum mirage : entangled photons -- 19. Déjà vu all over again : xerography -- 20. One thing leads to another : Moore's law -- 21. The secret of the sands : the sandpile
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Amer. ed.
Extent
xv, 608 p.
Isbn
9780393061772
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008017099
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226308086
  • (OCoLC)ocn226308086
Label
Cosmic imagery : key images in the history of science, John D. Barrow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 548-592) and index
Contents
pt. 1. Stars in your eyes -- 1. Midnight's children : the constellations -- 2. Empire of the sun : the Copernican picture of the world -- 3. Starry, starry night : the Whirlpool Galaxy -- 4. So, you wanna be a star : the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram -- 5. The artful universe : nebulae -- 6. Omen 1054 : the Crab Nebula -- 7. A for Andromeda : the galaxy next door -- 8. Perfect pitch : Hubble's tuning-fork diagram -- 9. Some strangeness in the proportion : peculiar galaxies -- 10. When worlds collide : supernova 1987A -- 11. Runaway universes : Hubble's law -- 12. Tomorrow's worlds : Friedmann's universes -- 13. Blow up : the balloon universe -- 14. Deep heat : the COBE spectrum -- 15. When a proton meets a neutron : Big Bang nucleosynthesis -- 16. Blackout : the dark night sky -- 17. The tentacles of time : the CFA redshift survey -- 18. The final frontier : the Hubble deep field -- 19. The times they are a'changin' : space-time diagrams -- 20. All our yesterdays : our past light cone -- 21. Gravity's rainbow : the spectrum of the inflationary universe -- 22. The world is not enough : eternal inflation -- 23. Gravitational anonymity : black holes have no hair -- pt. 2. Spatial prejudice -- 1. One small step for man : the Earth from the Moon -- 2. Mapping the money : the Earth at night -- 3. The care and maintenance of a small planet : the ozone hole -- 4. Darkness at noon : eclipse -- 5. War of the worlds : Martian canals -- 6. Humanity's golden discs : the 'Pioneer' plaque and the 'Voyager' record -- 7. ET, phone home : flying saucers -- 8. Mister Bentley's feeling for snow : snowflakes -- 9. Up the airy mountain : Baron von Humboldt's ecology of plants -- 10. Rockin' all over the world : Smith's strata -- 11. Gone with the wind : weather maps -- 12. Walking with dinosaurs : the words and the pictures -- 13. Stepping out : Laetoli footprints -- 14. The first picture show : the flowering of illustration -- 15. Spectacular bodies : Vesalius and the human frame -- 16. A flea in your eye : the ingenious Mr Hooke -- 17. Did the earth move for you? : continents in motion -- 18. Show me the way to go home : Mercator's map of the world -- 19. Shapeliness : the symmetries of life -- 20. Making a splash : high-speed photography -- pt. 3. Painting by numbers -- 1. The famous five : platonic solids -- 2. Does God play football? : Bucky balls -- 3. Prime time : the sieve of Eratosthenes -- 4. The square on the hypotenuse : the bride's chair -- 5. The times of the signs + = x [division sign] = -- 6. A pile of numbers : Pascal's triangle -- 7. Chance and necessity : dice -- 8. The man who turned into a diagram : the Reverend John Venn -- 9. One-sided story : the Möbius strip -- 10. Cadmus and Harmonia : sines and cosines -- 11. Bridges over troubled water : chains and spans -- 12. Infinity : where God divides by zero -- 13. A new slant on infinity : Cantor's diagonal arguments -- 14. The plotters : the origins of the graph -- 15. The chartists : the enigma of variations -- 16. Doe, ray, me : the musical staff -- 17. Hypercubes : visualizing other dimensions -- 18. Take it to the limit : Koch's snowflake, Sierpinski's carpet, and Menger's sponge -- 19. World without end : the Mandelbrot set -- 20. Where things happen that don't : the impossible triangle -- 21. Seeing is believing : visual illusions -- 22. Two easy pieces : aperiodic tilings -- 23. The sign of four : the four-colour theorem -- 24. Your tube : the London Underground map -- 25. Lies, damned lies, and statistics : the importance of being normal -- pt. 4. Mind over matter -- 1. The acceptable face of science : Einstein as icon -- 2. Unweaving the rainbow : Newton's prism -- 3. Foetal attraction : Earth's magnetism is born -- 4. May the force field be with you : magnetic field liners -- 5. Great Dane : Bohr's atom -- 6. All human life is here : the periodic table -- 7. The lord of the rings : benzene chains -- 8. Like a circle in a spiral : DNA, the coil of life -- 9. All join hands : molecular architectures -- 10. Let it be : the binding energy curve -- 11. That hideous strength : the mushroom cloud -- 12. Writing on air : bubble chamber tracks -- 13. "Dick's funny little pictures" : Feynman diagrams -- 14. Band on the run : a universal triple point -- 15. The great universal catalogue : the sizes of everything -- 16. That crazy mixed-up cat : Schrödinger's cat paradox -- 17. Room at the bottom : the quantum corral -- 18. Quantum mirage : entangled photons -- 19. Déjà vu all over again : xerography -- 20. One thing leads to another : Moore's law -- 21. The secret of the sands : the sandpile
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Amer. ed.
Extent
xv, 608 p.
Isbn
9780393061772
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008017099
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.), music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)226308086
  • (OCoLC)ocn226308086

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