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Author: David Greene
Publisher: Bristol : Institute of Physics Pub., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The wide range of topics in this book are linked by the theme of the title. It looks at many familiar phenomena, such as the variations in the duration of twighlight through the year and the ability of human vision to misinterpret patterns of lines undercertain conditions.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Greene
ISBN: 0750308745 9780750308748
OCLC Number: 56672551
Notes: "An exploration in science, nature, art and technology" on the front cover.
Description: xi, 221 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents: Essential, useful and frivolous light --
Patterns of sunlight --
Months and moonlight --
History, dates and times --
Light and the atmosphere --
Seeing the light --
Zoological diversions --
Information in light --
Light in the era of electronics --
Optical communication today.
Responsibility: David Greene.

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With more than 100 diagrams, graphs, and figures, this book discusses the subjects such as the history of artificial lighting, eclipse cycles, light-sensitive eyeglasses, rainbows, art,  Read more...

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