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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.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  621.3209 Bro    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st Mariner Books ed.
Physical description 360 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [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 (paperback)
0547520344 (paperback)