SCIENCE ILLUSTRATION: A History of Visual KnowledgeANNA ESCARDO Book Number: 93546 Product format: Hardback
Explore here the work of more than 700 scientists and over 300 discoveries in anatomy, physics, chemistry, astronomy, mechanics, and many other scientific fields, through the visual works that bring them to life. Combined with detailed texts explaining their scientific significance, the illustrations in this book introduce the work of such pioneering scientists as Andreas Vesalius, Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, and Rosalind Franklin. Science and illustration have always walked hand in hand, and not only the scientific community but the general public as well have used images since early history to understand natural phenomena from Leonardo and Galileo to Einstein. This XL-sized Taschen book collects more than 300 graphic works that range from original sketches to technical drawings, and from meticulous hand illustrations to computer-generated images. The Western scientific revolution that started in the 14th century catapulted humankind into a completely new way of understanding how nature and the world around us behaved. Whether it was diseases caused by viruses or the vast galaxies of the cosmos, a new army of professionals turned their minds to unlocking and reshaping the universe of our experience. The visualizations themselves present game-changing ideas and discoveries from the 15th century to the present day, notably including Galileo's watercolours of the moon, Bourgery's unparalleled Atlas of Human Anatomy and Surgery, Florence Nightingale's statistical diagrams to indicate war casualties, and Einstein's quickly scribbled ideas for his general theory of relativity. Text in English, Italian, Spanish. Spectacular images, scientific rigour. A huge size, 25 x 37cm, 3.72 kg, 436 pages.
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