Lengthening the Day: A History of Lighting Technology

Lengthening the Day A History of Lighting Technology Throughout human history people have used light to lengthen their day Modern life is now inconceivable without the light bulb but up until the nineteenth century the only useful source of light was f

  • Title: Lengthening the Day: A History of Lighting Technology
  • Author: BrianBowers
  • ISBN: 9780198565482
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Throughout human history people have used light to lengthen their day Modern life is now inconceivable without the light bulb, but up until the nineteenth century the only useful source of light was flame This fascinating volume explains how light from primitive torches to florescent lighting has affected our daily lives The book describes how oil lamps, candles, andThroughout human history people have used light to lengthen their day Modern life is now inconceivable without the light bulb, but up until the nineteenth century the only useful source of light was flame This fascinating volume explains how light from primitive torches to florescent lighting has affected our daily lives The book describes how oil lamps, candles, and gas lights work and outlines the principles of all the main types of electric lights now available Thoroughly illustrated, Lengthening the Day provides a history of lighting, along with contemporary uses and technical details Quotations from Aristophanes to Jane Austen, and from James Boswell to Kenneth Grahame, illustrate the social importance of lighting.

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    1. It's very humbling experience to come across and to read such an interesting and well-informed book on the history of lighting: something which is so fundamental to the construct of how we lead our daily lives, that we take it entirely for granted, and do not think twice about it. I found the contents of this book both very readable and utterly fascinating; because in addition to being a history of the inventiveness of men, it also provokes thought upon light’s shaping of social history and th [...]


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