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The end of night : searching for natural darkness in an age of artificial light

Author: Paul Bogard
Publisher: London Fourth Estate, 2014. ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth Estate paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Describes how ever-present, modern artificial lights have changed the way humans experience darkness and bemoans the fact that the primal dark sky can no longer influence science and art.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Bogard
ISBN: 9780007428212 0007428219
OCLC Number: 878789198
Description: ix, 323 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm.
Contents: Introduction: To know the dark --
From a starry night to a streetlight --
Tales from two cities --
Light that blinds, fear that enlightens --
Body, sleep, and dreams --
The ecology of darkness --
Know darkness --
Come together --
The maps of possibility --
The darkest places.
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Streetlamps, neon signs - an ever-present glow that has changed the natural world and adversely affected our health; Paul Bogard illuminates the problems caused by a lack of darkness.  Read more...

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`Forget Brian Cox - Paul Bogard is the kind of guy I'd want to go star-gazing with ... Bogard's delight in the night is infectious ... The appeal of Bogard's book derives not just from his often Read more...

 
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