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The MIT Press is pleased to announce the publication of Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know, by Katy Börner.
maps have guided our explorations for centuries, allowing us to
world. Science maps have the potential to guide our search for
knowledge in the
same way, allowing us to visualize scientific results. Science maps
navigate, understand, and communicate the dynamic and changing
science and technology—help us make sense of the avalanche of data
scientific research today. Atlas of
Science, featuring more than thirty full-page science maps, fifty
charts, a timeline of science-mapping milestones, and 500 color images,
as a sumptuous visual index to the evolution of modern science and as
introduction to "the science of science"—charting the trajectory from
scientific concept to published results.
Atlas of Science based on the popular exhibit, "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science," describes and displays successful mapping techniques. The heart of the book is a visual feast: Claudius Ptolemy's Cosmographia World Map from 1482; a guide to a PhD thesis that resembles a subway map; "the structure of science" as revealed in a map of citation relationships in papers published in 2002; a visual periodic table; a history flow visualization of the Wikipedia article on abortion; a globe showing the worldwide distribution of patents; a forecast of earthquake risk; hands-on science maps for kids; and many more. Each entry includes the story behind the map and biographies of its makers.
Not even the most brilliant minds can keep up with today's deluge of scientific results. Science maps show us the landscape of what we know.
October 2010 • 13 x 11 • 288 pp., 500 color illus. • hardcover • $29.95/£22.95 • 978-0-262-01445-8
For complete details and to order, visit http://mitpress.mit.edu/9780262014458
-- Katy Borner Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science Director, CI for Network Science Center, http://cns.slis.indiana.edu Curator, Mapping Science exhibit, http://scimaps.org School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Wells Library 021, 1320 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA Phone: (812) 855-3256 Fax: -6166_____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.