Light and Dark: An exploration in science, nature, art and technology

Light and Dark: An exploration in science, nature, art and technology


An enjoyable, instructive, various, and strange publication, mild and darkish: An Exploration in technology, Nature, paintings and expertise incorporates a wide selection of subject matters now not usually present in one book.
With greater than a hundred diagrams, graphs, and figures, the topics mentioned contain the heritage of synthetic lighting fixtures, eclipse cycles, light-sensitive eyeglasses, rainbows, artwork, bioluminescence, the clock atmosphere on the South Pole, zebra stripe styles, lighthouses, colour belief, the harvest moon, and the way info and speech could be conveyed by means of mild from the sunlight or a laser.

The booklet encourages readers to take a extra cautious examine many general phenomena, reminiscent of the diversities within the length of twilight throughout the 12 months and the power of human imaginative and prescient to misread styles of traces lower than convinced stipulations. It describes the anatomical peculiarities of four-eyed fish and explains how the Jewish calendar contrives to persist with either sun and lunar cycles. It additionally offers the explanations why tortoise shell cats are typically lady. Readers are trained the place they could see nineteenth century army gear that may exhibit messages quickly over large transformations.

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