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Computers, Visualization, and History: How New Technology Will Transform Our Understanding of the Past (History, Humanities, and New Technology)by David J. Staley
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-161 ) and index.
Book News Annotation:
Exploring the impact of computer graphics on the communication of history, Staley offers a study of the methodological and philosophical implications of the use of computer visualizations by historians. Staley, a historian and futurist at Heidelberg College, notes that many computer scientists maintain that an increasing portion of information is communicated visually in the form of maps, geographic information systems, three-dimensional information spaces and data-rich schematics. Staley asserts that this increase in the use of visuals, coupled with the limitations of text, may transform our understanding of history. The text may appeal to a wide audience interested in history and technology. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
Prose and History — Visualization As an Alternative to Prose — Visual Secondary Sources — Virtual Reality — History Takes Shape.
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