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Author Brox, Jane, 1956-
Title Brilliant : the evolution of artificial light / Jane Brox.
Published Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
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LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Floor4  TH7900 .B68 2011    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st Mariner books ed.
Description 360 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [310]-345) and index.
Contents 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.
Summary Documents the role of light in history, tracing how the development of specific innovations had a pivotal influence on social and cultural evolution.
Subject Lighting -- History.
ISBN 9780547520346 (pbk.)
0547520344 (pbk.)
OCLC number 651911393