The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light.

Bogard, Paul.

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'Exposure to artificial light at night has been cited as a factor in health concerns ranging from poor sleep to cancer.' Bogard has travelled to find the night. He blends personal narrative, natural history, health science and folklore to show what we've lost, what we have left and what we might hope to regain.

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Description

A deeply panoramic tour of the night, from its brightest spots to the darkest skies we have left. A starry night is one of nature's most magical wonders. Yet in our artificially lit world, three-quarters of Americans' eyes never switch to night vision and most of us no longer experience true darkness. In THE END OF NIGHT, Paul Bogard restores our awareness of the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky and how it has influenced the human experience across everything from science to art. From Las Vegas' Luxor Beam--the brightest single spot on this planet--to nights so starlit the sky looks like snow, Bogard blends personal narrative, natural history, science, and history to shed light on the importance of darkness--what we've lost, what we still have, and what we might regain--and the simple ways we can reduce the brightness of our nights tonight.

Book Details

Author Bogard, Paul.
Format HC
Publisher Little Brown and Company
Imprint Little Brown and Company
Number of Pages 336
Publish Date 2013/07/09
Catalogue Nov15
Catalogue book number 275