All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Reference  Data Analysis & Modelling  Cartography, Remote Sensing, Image Analysis & GIS

Atlas of Science Visualizing What We Know

Art / Photobook Popular Science
By: Katy Börner
288 pages, Col illus
Publisher: MIT Press
Atlas of Science
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Atlas of Science ISBN: 9780262014458 Hardback Nov 2010 Usually dispatched within 4 days
    £36.99
    #187564
Selected version: £36.99
About this book Customer reviews Biography Related titles

About this book

Cartographic maps have guided our explorations for centuries, allowing us to navigate the world. Science maps have the potential to guide our search for knowledge in the same way, allowing us to visualize scientific results. Science maps help us navigate, understand, and communicate the dynamic and changing structure of science and technology--help us make sense of the avalanche of data generated by scientific research today. Atlas of Science, featuring more than thirty full-page science maps, fifty data charts, a timeline of science-mapping milestones, and 500 color images, serves as a sumptuous visual index to the evolution of modern science and as an 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.

Customer Reviews

Biography

Katy Borner is Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University. She is curator of the "Places & Spaces: Mapping Science" exhibit that inspired Atlas of Science. She is the author of Atlas of Knowledge: Anyone Can Map and co-author of Visual Insights: A Practical Guide to Making Sense of Data.

Art / Photobook Popular Science
By: Katy Börner
288 pages, Col illus
Publisher: MIT Press
Media reviews

Science is a voyage of discovery and Katy Borner 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)

Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Harper CollinsOrder your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife