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Computers, Visualization, and History: How New Technology Will Transform Our Understanding of the Past (History, Humanities, and New Technology)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765610942
Author:
Staley, David J.
Publisher:
M.E. Sharpe
Location:
Armonk, N.Y.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History
Subject:
Computer graphics
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
Visualization
Subject:
Historians
Subject:
Social Aspects - General
Subject:
History -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
World history -- Historiography.
Series:
History, Humanities, and New Technology
Series Volume:
1378
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
174
Dimensions:
9.42x6.22x.72 in. .97 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » Social Aspects » General
Engineering » Engineering » History
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Historiography

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