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As the amount and complexity of scientific data increases, the need to better visualize that information becomes more important. In the new book Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know, author Katy Börner gathers hundreds of examples of scientific maps, data charts, and timelines that span both geography and history--the book includes Claudius Ptolemy's Cosmographia World Map from 1482.

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