Cosmic Imagery: Key Images in the History of Science

ISBN-10: 0224075233

ISBN-13: 9780224075237

Edition: N/A

Authors: John D. Barrow

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Publisher: Bodley Head
Pages: 608
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.11" long x 1.85" tall
Weight: 7.216

Every Picture Tells a Story
Stars in Your Eyes
Midnight's Children - the Constellations
Empire of the Sun - the Copernican World Picture
Starry, Starry Night - the Whirlpool Galaxy
So, You Wanna be a Star - the Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
The Artful Universe - Nebulae
Omen 1054 - the Crab Nebula
A for Andromeda - the Galaxy Next Door
Perfect Pitch - Hubble's Tuning-Fork Diagram
Some Strangeness in the Proportion - Peculiar Galaxies
When Worlds Collide - Supernova 1987A
Runaway Universes - Hubble's Law
Tomorrow's Worlds - Friedmann's Universes
Blow Up - the Balloon Universe
Deep Heat - the COBE Spectrum
When a Proton Meets a Neutron - Big Bang Nucleosynthesis
Blackout - the Dark Night Sky
The Tentacles of Time - the CFA Redshift Survey
The Final Frontier - the Hubble Deep Field
The Times They are a-Changin' - Space-Time Diagrams
All Our Yesterdays - Our Past Light Cone
Gravity's Rainbow - the Spectrum of the Inflationary Universe
The World is Not Enough - Eternal Inflation
Gravitational Anonymity - Black Holes Have No Hair
Spatial Prejudice
One Small Step for Man - the Earth from the Moon
Mapping the Money - the Earth at Night
The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet - the Ozone Hole
Darkness at Noon - Eclipse
War of the Worlds - Martian Canals
Humanity's Golden Discs - the Pioneer Plaque and the Voyager Record
ET, Phone Home - Flying Saucers
Mister Bentley's Feeling for Snow - Snowflakes
Up the Airy Mountain - Baron von Humboldt's Ecology of Plants
Rockin' all Over the World - Smith's Strata
Gone with the Wind - Weather Maps
Walking With Dinosaurs - the Words and the Pictures
Stepping Out - Laetoli Footprints
The First Picture Show - the Flowering of Illustration
Spectacular Bodies - Vesalius and the Human Frame
A Flea in Your Eye - The Ingenious Mr Hooke
Did the Earth Move for You? - Continents in Motion
Show Me the Way to Go Home - Mercator's Map of the World
Shapeliness - the Symmetries of Life
Making a Splash - High-Speed Photography
Painting by Numbers
The Famous Five - Platonic Solids
Does God Play Football? - Bucky Balls
Prime Time - the Sieve of Eratosthenes
The Square on the Hypotenuse - the Bride's Chair
The Times of the Signs + - x [actual symbol not reproducible] =
A Pile of Numbers - Pascal's Triangle
Chance and Necessity - Dice
The Man Who Turned into a Diagram - the Reverend John Venn
One-Side Story - the Mobius Strip
Cadmus and Harmonia - Sines and Cosines
Bridges over Troubled Water - Chains and Spans
Infinity - Where God Divides by Zero
A New Slant on Infinity - Cantor's Diagonal Arguments
The Plotters - the Origins of the Graph
The Chartists - the Enigma of Variations
Doe, Ray, Me - the Musical Staff
Hypercubes - Visualising Other Dimensions
Take It to the Limit - Koch's Snowflake, Sierpinski's Carpet, and Menger's Sponge
World Without End - the Mandelbrot Set
Where Things Happen That Don't - the Impossible Triangle
Seeing is Believing - Visual Illusions
Two Easy Pieces - Aperiodic Tilings
The Sign of Four - the Four-Colour Theorem
Your Tube - the London Underground Map
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics - the Importance of being Normal
Mind Over Matter
The Acceptable Face of Science - Einstein as Icon
Unweaving the Rainbow - Newton's Prism
Foetal Attraction - Earth's Magnetism is Born
May the Force Field be with You - Magnetic Field Lines
Great Dane - Bohr's Atom
All Human Life is Here - the Periodic Table
The Lord of the Rings - Benzene Chains
Like a Circle in a Spiral - DNA, the Coil of Life
All Join Hands - Molecular Architectures
Let It Be - the Binding Energy Curve
That Hideous Strength - the Mushroom Cloud
Writing on Air-Bubble Chamber Tracks
'Dick's Funny Little Pictures' - Feynman Diagrams
Band on the Run - a Universal Triple Point
The Great Universal Catalogue - the Sizes of Everything
That Crazy Mixed-Up Cat- Schrodinger's Cat Paradox
Room at the Bottom - the Quantum Corral
Quantum Mirage - Entangled Photons
Deja Vu All Over Again - Xerography
One Thing Leads to Another - Moore's Law
The Secret of the Sands - the Sandpile
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