Brilliant

The Evolution of Artificial Light

By Jane Brox
(Souvenir Press, Paperback, 9780285640818)

Publication Date: March 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2010 Indie Notables
“These days we take the artificial illumination of our world so much for granted that it is surprising to learn that much of our country was not electrified until well into the last century. Brox looks at the entire history of illumination from the Ice Age forward, explaining not only the development of different lighting technologies through history, but helping us understand what each meant to the people whose lives they so profoundly changed.”
-- Dale Szczeblowski, Porter Square Books, Cambridge, MA
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