Oooh, this is lovely.

I can’t decide which is my favourite diagram from Scott Christianson’s new book, 100 Diagrams That Changed The World.

This gorgeous image of the phases of the moon made in 1016 by Abu Rayhan Al-Biruni

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or Moses Harris’ colour wheel, from 1766.

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Thank you to Brainpickings for the tip.


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