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The Sun

The Sun

One Thousand Years of Scientific Imagery

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


  • 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-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. 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
USA & Canada
8.27 in x 8.27 in
120 Pages
41 color, 37 b&w
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