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The Sun
The Sun
The Sun
The Sun
The Sun
The Sun
The Sun
The Sun
The Sun
The Sun

The Sun

One Thousand Years of Scientific Imagery

By (author) Katie Barrett
By (author) Harry Cliff


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  • 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
Full Description
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.
About the Author
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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Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
6th Jan 2019
210 mm x 210 mm
120 Pages
41 color, 37 b&w
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