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Author : Bruce Watson
ISBN : 1620405598
Genre : Science
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Light begins at Stonehenge, where crowds cheer a solstice sunrise. After sampling myths explaining First Light, the story moves on to early philosophers' queries, then through the centuries, from Buddhist temples to Biblical scripture, when light was the soul of the divine. Battling darkness and despair, Gothic architects crafted radiant cathedrals while Dante dreamed a "heaven of pure light." Later, following Leonardo's advice, Renaissance artists learned to capture light on canvas. During the Scientific Revolution, Galileo gathered light in his telescope, Descartes measured the rainbow, and Newton used prisms to solidify the science of optics. But even after Newton, light was an enigma. Particle or wave? Did it flow through an invisible "ether"? Through the age of Edison and into the age of lasers, Light reveals how light sparked new wonders--relativity, quantum electrodynamics, fiber optics, and more. Although lasers now perform everyday miracles, light retains its eternal allure. "For the rest of my life," Einstein said, "I will reflect on what light is." Light explores and celebrates such curiosity.

Light As Experience And Imagination From Paleolithic To Roman Times

Author : David S. Herrstrom
ISBN : 9781683930952
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A scholarly work of synthesis and interpretation that focuses on encounters with light, this book tells the story of its seducing individuals through the ages. Rather than the historical investigation of light’s “essential” nature, the book's subject is our relationship with light, as revealed in works of art and literature.

Posthuman Spiritualities In Contemporary Performance

Author : Silvia Battista
ISBN : 9783319897585
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book provides an interpretative analysis of the notion of spirituality through the lens of contemporary performance and posthuman theories. The book examines five performance/artworks: The Artist is Present (2010) by Marina Abramović; The Deer Shelter Skyscape (2007) by James Turrell; CAT (1998) by Ansuman Biswas; Journey to the Lower World by Marcus Coates (2004); and the work with pollen by Wolfgang Laib. Through the analysis of these works the notion of spirituality is grounded in materiality and embodiment allowing the conceptual juxtaposition of spirit and matter to introduce the paradoxical as the guiding thread of the narrative of the book. Here, the human is interrogated and negotiated with/within a plurality of other living organisms, intangible existences and micro and macrocosmic ecologies. Silence, meditation, shamanic journeys, reciprocal gazing, restraint, and contemplation are analyzed as technologies used to manipulate perception and adventure into the multilayered condition of matter.

Authenticity Tourism

Author : Jillian M. Rickly
ISBN : 9781787548176
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book brings together contributions from authors who are actively engaged in authenticity research in a tourism context. In so doing, it demonstrates the various trajectories research has taken towards understanding the significance of authenticity.

The Hydrothermal And Structural History Of The Cuprite Mining District Southwestern Nevada

Author : Gregg Alan Swayze
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028740012
Genre : Nature
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Historical Studies In The Physical Sciences

Author : Russell McCormmach
ISBN : UCAL:B4252243
Genre : Physics
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The New Communications Technologies

Author : Michael M. Mirabito
ISBN : 0240802586
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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New Communication Technologies, Fourth Edition, provides vital information on the new and emerging technologies that will shape the way communicators do business in a rapidly changing world. In addition to the technological background on computers, information storage, fiber optics, and desktop video, the reader will discover the social and economic ramifications of these technologies. As technological convergence continues to accelerate, it will be more and more important for the communications professional to be on top of these rapidly changing technologies. New to this edition are chapters on information services (the internet and the world wide web), wireless communications, email and privacy, the new technologies and the first amendment. The book also includes coverage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Michael M.A. Mirabito is Chair of Communications at Marywood College in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He is a teacher and consultant in the new communications technologies and has written a book about video cameras on NASA's space probes. Barbara Morgenstern is a professor at the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithica College in New York and specializes in teaching media law. Completely revised and reorganized. Includes chapters on all of the newest technologies. New discussion on the legal and social implications of these new technologies.

Arts Architecture

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Llewellyn S Practical Guide To Imagick

Author : Ted Andrews
ISBN : 0875420168
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Origin Of The Solar System

Author : Arthur Walsh Titherley
ISBN : UOM:39015035203150
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