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Börner, Katy
Atlas of science : visualizing what we know / Katy Börner
Alternate Title Visualizing what we know
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Oversize/1st Flr  Q177 .B67 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Classification of sciences -- Atlases
Science -- Atlases
Communication in science -- Data processing
Digital mapping
Physical Description xi, 254 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 x 34 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-246) and index
Contents Introduction. Knowledge equals power ; The rise of science and technology ; Addictive intelligence amplifiers ; Knowledge needs and desires ; The power of maps ; Science maps and their makers -- The history of science maps. Visionary approaches ; Milestones in mapping science -- Toward a science of science. Building blocks ; Conceptualizing science : basic anatomy of science ; Conceptualizing science : basic units, aggregate units, and linkages ; Conceptualizing science : basic properties, indexes, and laws ; Conceptualizing science : science dynamics ; Data acquisitions and preprocessing ; Data analysis, modeling, and layout ; Data communication : visualization layers ; Exemplification ; Scholarly marketplaces -- Science maps in action. Places & spaces : mapping science ; Venues ; First iteration of exhibit (2005) : The power of maps ; Second iteration of exhibit (2006) : The power of reference systems ; Third iteration of exhibit (2007) : The power of forecasts ; Additional elements of the exhibit -- The future of science maps. Science amps as visual interfaces to scholarly knowledge ; Mapping intellectual landscapes for economic decision-making ; Science of science policy maps for government agencies ; Professional knowledge management tools for scholars ; Science maps for kids ; Daily science forecasts ; Growing a "global brain and heart"
Summary Presents more than thirty full-page science maps, fifty data charts, a timeline of science-mapping milestones, and 500 color images, which serve as a sumptuous visual index to the evolution of modern science and as an introduction to "the science of science"--charting the trajectory from scientific concept to published results

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