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The Sun

One Thousand Years of Scientific Imagery

Katie Barrett Harry Cliff

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Scala
01 March 2019
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-centred 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. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; The sun and planets; The solar surface; Eruptions; Sunlight; Eclipsed; Glossary; Further reading. Published to accompany the special exhibition The Sun: Living with Our Star, running at the Science Museum from 6 October 2018 to 6 May 2019. AUTHORS: Dr Katy Barrett is Curator of Art Collections at the Science Museum. Dr Harry Cliff is a particle physicist at the University of Cambridge and lead curator of the Science Museum's Sun exhibition. SELLING POINTS: . 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 41 colour, 37 b/w images
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Imprint:   Scala
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 210mm, 
ISBN:   9781785511721
ISBN 10:   1785511726
Pages:   120
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; The sun and planets; The solar surface; Eruptions; Sunlight; Eclipsed; Glossary; Further reading.

Dr Katy Barrett is Curator of Art Collections at the Science Museum. Dr Harry Cliff is a particle physicist at the University of Cambridge and lead curator of the Science Museum's Sun exhibition.

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