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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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Each development of artificial light - from stone lamps to the lightbulb - has transformed human civilisation and the way we live. In this book, Jane Brox explains how the technology that lies behind  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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