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Brilliant : the evolution of artificial light

Author: Jane Brox
Publisher: London : Souvenir Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Tracing the fascinating history of human light, from stone lamps to the lightbulb, the story of light is also the story of evolving humanity. The class, social and environmental implications of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Brox
ISBN: 9780285638990 0285638998
OCLC Number: 931495865
Notes: Tekst på engelsk
Om det menneskeskabte lys - og dets historie og betydning for menneskets sociale udvikling
Af indholdet: The Earth at night as seen from space / Lascaux : the first lamp / Time of dark streets / Lanterns at sea / Gaslight / Towards a more perfect flame / Life electric / Incandescence / Overwhelming brilliance : the White City / Niagara : long distance light / New century, last flame / Gleaming things / Alone in the dark / Rural electrification / Cold light / Wartime : the return of old night / Lascaux discovered / Blackout, 1965 / Imagining the next grid / At the mercy of light / More is less / The once and future light / Lascaux revisited
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Description: 360 s. : illustrations

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