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Disenchanted night : the industrialization of light in the nineteenth century

Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Publisher: Berkeley : Univ. of California Press, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the development of artificial light in the nineteenth century. This title reveals the ways that the technology of artificial illumination helped forge modern consciousness. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang Schivelbusch
ISBN: 0520203542 9780520203549
OCLC Number: 856804525
Description: 227 s : ill.
Responsibility: Wolfgang Schivelbusch.

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"A readable, highly personal, often original, and deliberately provocative attempt to integrate the story of artifical light with the history of modern life."--Neil Harris, "Science

 
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