This is a showcase of the art of the diagram as used by National Geographic. Some of the world''s top ill ustrators have contributed their talents to help strip away the surface of structures as varied as the Mayflower and the Vatican. '
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YA-This selection of some of the best diagrams and cutouts prepared by National Geographic Society artists over the past 30 years captures not only the beauty contained in the physical world but also its valuable scientific underpinnings. The lavish illustrations in "Beneath the Surface" feature cutaways displaying the hidden dimensions beneath structures, peeling away the layers of buildings such as medieval castles or something as ordinary as a potato. Diagrams in "How Things Work" describe processes in technology such as an auto-assembly line and the space telescope as well as complex patterns in brain waves, hurricanes, and bacteria. Finally, in "Unseen Worlds," the artists create materials that can often only be imagined such as black holes, civilizations found at ancient archaeological ruins, and reconstructions of prehistoric skulls. These artists take readers into times and places that can only be reached through informative graphics opening up new ways of seeing the physical world and continuing the long tradition of presenting science in a meaningful way. Useful in all curriculum areas.
Mary T. Gerrity, Queen Anne School, Upper Marlboro, MD
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Gr. 5 and up. Although the National Geographic Society is justly famous for the quality of the photography that illustrates its publications, these 60 paintings from the past 75 years brilliantly demonstrate how an artist's imagination can go where a camera cannot. The diagrams, drawn mostly from (cited) issues of National Geographic magazine and several unpublished works, take viewers from a prairie dog town to the depths beneath Mount Pinatubo; illustrate unseen--but definitely not unfelt--atmospheric effects; and peel away outer layers for a glimpse of Chernobyl's ruined core, Spacelab, and the beluga whale's sound-producing mechanism, among other wonders. All the illustrations are accompanied by substantial explanatory notes; the creation of three are examined in further detail, enhanced by preliminary drawings labeled with sometimes devastating comments from scientific experts. Besides its obvious appeal as a browsing item, the background notes, variety of styles, and the admirable range of vision on display make this album a unique clinic in scientific illustration and graphic design. John Peters
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Descripción National Geographic, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0792273710
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Descripción National Geographic, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0792273710
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