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RECOMMENDED READING

 

Recommended Reading

 

Books that we enjoyed and found to be very useful in researching this exhibition.


Astronomy

Marcia Bartusiak, Archives of the Universe: 100 Discoveries that Transformed Our Understanding of the Cosmos (Vintage Books, 2004)

James Gleick, Isaac Newton (Vintage Books, 2003)

Richard Panek, Seeing and Believing: How the Telescope Opened Our Eyes and Minds to the Heavens (Viking, 1998)

Dava Sobel, Galileo’s Daughter (Penguin Books, 2000)


Natural History

Janet Browne, Charles Darwin: The Power of Place (Princeton University Press, 2002)

Janet Browne, Charles Darwin: Voyaging (Princeton University Press, 1995)

David Freedberg, The Eye of the Lynx: Galileo, His Friends, and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History (University of Chicago Press, 2002)

Pliny the Elder, Natural History: A Selection (Penguin Classics, 1991)

Kim Todd, Chrysalis: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis (Harvest Books, 2007)


Medicine

Frank J. Anderson, An Illustrated History of the Herbals (Columbia University Press, 1977)

Robert Herrlinger, History of Medical Illustration: From Antiquity to 1600 (Editions Medicina Rara, 1970)

Roy Porter, ed., The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine (Cambridge University Press, 1996)

Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity (W. W. Norton & Co., 1997)


Light

Walter Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe (Simon & Schuster, 2007)

David C. Lindberg, Theories of Vision from Al-Kindi to Kepler (University of Chicago Press, 1976)

Mark Pendergrast, Mirror, Mirror: A History of the Human Love Affair with Reflection (Basic Books, 2003)

 

 

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