Reading scientific images: the iconography of evolution

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dc.identifier.isbn 0796921342 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract Visual literacy is the ability to read and understand images. While we are taught to read and write words at school, no focused attention is given to teaching the skills to read images other than as 'art' or attractive illustrations of the words we read in schools. However, in the Life Sciences images are not mere illustrative supplements to written texts, but are indispensable for communicating complex ideas and concepts, and, if visual literacy doesn't develop 'naturally' many will battle to grasp the full meaning of scientific images. This richly illustrated publication about scientific visual literacy critically examines the images and icons of evolution as they appear in scientific and in popular contexts. It seeks to help teachers to understand the complexities of evolution through visual means and, in the process, to acquire the skills needed to read the visuals with accuracy and depth of interpretation. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject VISUAL LITERACY en
dc.subject ICONOGRAPHY en
dc.subject EVOLUTION en
dc.subject READING en
dc.title Reading scientific images: the iconography of evolution en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Society, Culture and Identity en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3535 en
dc.outputnumber 2091 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mason, R., Morphet, T. & Prosalendis, S. (2006) Reading scientific images: the iconography of evolution. Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mason, R. en
dc.contributor.author2 Morphet, T. en
dc.contributor.author3 Prosalendis, S. en

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