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Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know Hardcover – Sep 17 2010


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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (Sept. 17 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262014459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262014458
  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 3.1 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 Kg
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #366,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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...I am enthusiastic about this exhibition. For anyone interested in visualization, maps or science, it is a veritable cornucopia and the author is to be congratulated for the imagination and energy she has put into the project.

(Professor Tom Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, Information Research)

Featuring one unique and intriguing visual design after another, Atlas of Science illustrates the origin and evolution of science mapping.

(Chaomei Chen, Drexel University, author of Mapping Scientific Frontiers)

In today's confusing and fast-changing world, if we are to shape our children's lives for the best, it is essential that we understand what science is thinking, where it's coming from, and where it's going. This fascinating, lucid, brilliantly illustrated book shows us all that.

(James Burke, author of Connections)

Science is a voyage of discovery and Katy Börner has provided its first atlas. This excellent book offers a compendium of all that is best in explaining visual maps of our scientific knowledge.

(Michael Batty, University College London, author of Cities and Complexity: Understanding Cities with Cellular Automata, Agent-Based Models, and Fractals (MIT Press))

This book and its complementary online exhibit are recommended as an educational source for getting a broader understanding of scientific visualization...This book is recommended for high school, academic, and large public libraries and it should be on the shelves of those interested in the connection between the graphic arts and the sciences.

(Nestor L. Osorio Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship)

This book has a wide potential audience, including laypersons interested in science, undergraduates, graduate students, and practitioners. It should also adorn coffee tables in science departments around the world.

(R.A. Kolvoord, James Madison University CHOICE)

About the Author

Katy Börner is Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science, Leader of the Information Visualization Lab, and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University Bloomington. She is the author of Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know and the coauthor of Visual Insights: A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data, both published by the MIT Press.


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Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars 9 reviews
Bonnie DeVarco
5.0 out of 5 starsThis detailed, richly illustrated Atlas is the first of its kind
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