Northern hemisphere. A 16th century map of the Northern Hemisphere in a circular projection. The centre of the map is the north pole. Europe and northern Africa is in the upper left, the Middle East at left, India at lower left, south-east Asia at bottom and North America at right. Inscribed at upper right are the family names mentioned in the Book of Genesis, the supposed seats of those families being marked on the map at left. This comes from a fold-out plate from 'A concent of scripture' by Hugh Broughton, published in London between 1587 and 1591.
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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