Nature Essay: 150 years of scientific illustration by Geoffrey Belknap

Image-making, research and visual technologies have shaped each other over the past century and a half, argues Geoffrey Belknap, marking Nature’s anniversary. here

From the essay:

“Over the years, Nature adapted through its succession of editors, with, in recent decades, ‘sister’ journals carving out their own space in increasingly specialized scientific disciplines. Images remained central throughout. For instance, in 1896, Nature published physicist Wilhelm Röntgen’s first X-ray plates1; in the 1920s, maps to debate Alfred Wegener’s theory of continental drift2; and in 1968, the graphs that described astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s discovery of pulsars.”

Early Sixteenth Century Glass Beads in the Spanish Colonial Trade

Book Cover: Early Sixteenth Century Glass Beads in the Spanish Colonial Trade (30489)Smith, Marvin T.; Good, Mary Elizabeth. Early Sixteenth Century Glass Beads in the Spanish Colonial Trade. Cottonlandia Museum Publications, 1982. Unmarked text. Bumped corner. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30489)

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9 maps and illustrations. 5 tables. Bibliography. 64p.

Topics include the provenance of the beads, manufacture, classifications, and more.

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