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The Sun

One Thousand Years of Scientific Imagery

By (author) Harry Cliff, Katie Barrett
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 7th Jan 2019
Dimensions: w 210mm h 210mm
ISBN-10: 1785511726
ISBN-13: 9781785511721
Barcode No: 9781785511721
Synopsis
A fascinating and informative look at studies of the Sun throughout history, beautifully illustrated with images from the Science Museum's collection -The combination of historic and modern studies and accessible text ensure there is something here for every reader. Cloth binding with foil details make this a beautiful addition to any bookshelf Dazzling, beautiful, powerful, mysterious - the Sun has fascinated people throughout history. This book charts our changing understanding of the Sun through a rich collection of scientific imagery: from from a 10th-century manuscript drawing of an earth-centered universe, to awe-inspiring close-ups of our turbulent star taken by orbiting spacecraft. Each image tells a story of evolving scientific understanding and techniques, as well as the personal dedication of the theologians, artists and astronomers who made them.

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