Through comic strips, this book traces the changes of the scientific revolution. Its themes include Galileo's drawing of the moon and astronomical observations during the Age of Discovery. Also portrayed in this book are the disputes over Jupiter’s satellites and Saturn's rings.
- Book Intro
In the 17th century, a huge change came about in astronomy with the advent of the telescope. People broke through the limitations of observation with the naked eye. As a result, astronomy became a field of discovery rather than a field of recording. Illustrations also became a great means of communication to present new astronomical phenomena and prove one's hypothesis. But how could scientists argue that the phenomena observed through a telescope were true? Also, how could people believe that the pictures, which recorded the findings, were right?
This book shows the process of pictures becoming part of science as a visual language while also examining the Scientific Revolution through 17th-century scientific illustrations. Introduced in this book are interesting pieces of history including the moon observed and drawn by Galileo, competition among the inventors of different telescopes, and the struggles of astronomers who tried to find safe routes during the Age of Discovery. It also portrays the disputes over Jupiter’s satellites and Saturn's rings.
- About the Author
Kim Myeong Ho