This book by art historian and cultural theorist Sandra Rendgen explores the life and career of the nineteenth century civil engineer Charles-Joseph Minard. Minard's famous map of Napoleon's 1812 march into Russia, showing the catastrophic losses suffered by the army, is considered to be one of the best data graphics ever produced. Minard drew many other fascinating maps during his life, providing graphical representations of data concerning the social and economic changes during the Industrial Revolution in Europe. Over sixty of these drawings appear in this book, taken from the collection of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris.
A choice of 2 inspiring quotations from Ada Lovelace, an amazing figure whose passion and vision have made her a powerful symbol for modern women in technology. £3 from the sale of each tea towel will be donated to Ada Lovelace Day (findingada.com). Present Indicative...
Use Pythagoras' theorem to work out the exact difference between two ex-lovers at the moment they realise they can't live without each other. Use addition and logic to explore the ridiculous nature of the gender pay-gap. Six chapters of character-driven examples and scenarios will test...
On this deep crimson t-shirt is Johannes Kepler’s depiction of the motions of Mars between 1580 and 1596 - as they would have to be in a geocentric universe. The woodcut is from his Astronomia Nova (1609). 100% cotton.Red t-shirt, printed in white. Care: Machine...
This mathematical mug reads 'There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary & those who don't', featured on a background of zeros and ones. Bone china mugHeight 8.5 cm. Text is printed on both sides.