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Author Benson, Michael, 1962- author.

Title Cosmigraphics : picturing space through time / Michael Benson.

Publication Info. New York : Abrams, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  523.1 BEN    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  523.1 BEN    AVAILABLE
Description 320 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm
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Summary Visual history of the discovery of the universe, told through illustrations, maps, diagrams, speculative works of representation, and data visualizations.
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 reveal deeper truths about space-time.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Cosmology in art.
Astronomy in art.
Scientific illustration.
Universe -- Pictorial works.
ISBN 9781419713873 (hardback)

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