An unusual history of sight and seeing over 500 million years, this book explores how humans have repeatedly invented new ways in which to see their surroundings - from fire, to mirrors, lightbulbs, photography and smartphones. As Far As The Eye Can See follows the history of seeing from the evolution of the eyes through to modern technology, investigating how each change to what we see has also changed the world around us, and questioning whether we have reached 'peak seeing.' Touching on aspects of art, science and psychology, the author seeks to find out why we see the world the way we do.
Measures 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.9 cm.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
Alan Turing designed some of the earliest computers and was pivotal in the cracking of the Enigma code used by the German Navy. Tragically, his accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he...
This fascinating full colour 550-piece puzzle beautifully illustrates each and every one of the elements in the Periodic Table. Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry. Box measures 27.9 x 33 x 5.1 cm