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

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


An wonderful, instructive, various, and weird publication, mild and darkish: An Exploration in technological know-how, Nature, paintings and expertise includes a wide variety of subject matters now not in most cases present in one book.
With greater than a hundred diagrams, graphs, and figures, the themes mentioned comprise the historical past of synthetic lighting fixtures, eclipse cycles, light-sensitive eyeglasses, rainbows, paintings, bioluminescence, the clock environment on the South Pole, zebra stripe styles, lighthouses, colour conception, the harvest moon, and the way info and speech will be conveyed via gentle from the sunlight or a laser.

The booklet encourages readers to take a extra cautious examine many universal phenomena, reminiscent of the differences within the length of twilight in the course of the yr and the power of human imaginative and prescient to misread styles of traces less than sure stipulations. It describes the anatomical peculiarities of four-eyed fish and explains how the Jewish calendar contrives to keep on with either sun and lunar cycles. It additionally offers the explanations why tortoise shell cats are usually lady. Readers are proficient the place they could see nineteenth century army gear which may exhibit messages swiftly over gigantic transformations.

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