CHRIS BENFIELD

Mapping the Heavens
Peter Whitfield
British Library

Softcover
220×280mm
192pp
2018
New edition of Mapping the Heavens, written by Peter Whitfield, for the British Library.

‘Peter Whitfield reveals some of the ways in which the structure of the universe has been conceived, explained and depicted. With examples ranging from the Stone Age to the Space Age ancient observatories, the angelic visions of Dante, images from the Copernican revolution, the rationalized heavens of Isaac Newton, and modern deep space technology he offers a challenging exploration of the tension between rigorous scientific knowledge and the continuing search for cause, certainty and harmony in the universe.’