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Mirror mirror : a history of the human love affair with reflection

Author: Mark Pendergrast
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the invention of the mirror and its impact on human history, science, myth, religion, the arts, and manners, detailing its key use in a wide variety of human activities.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pendergrast, Mark.
Mirror mirror.
New York : Basic Books, 2004
(OCoLC)606954370
Online version:
Pendergrast, Mark.
Mirror mirror.
New York : Basic Books, 2004
(OCoLC)607645233
Named Person: Lewis Carroll; Lewis Carroll
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Pendergrast
ISBN: 0465054714 9780465054718 0465054706 9780465054701
OCLC Number: 51655386
Description: xii, 404 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The mirror of the soul --
Magic visions --
Fields of light --
The rational mirror --
Looking glass literature --
A new way of seeing --
Grasping the universe --
Kaleidoscopic light waves --
Big eye --
The vanity business --
Celestial radios, divine x-rays --
Beyond Palomar --
Final reflections : illusions and realities.
Responsibility: Mark Pendergrast.
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