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A short, bright flash : Augustin Fresnel and the birth of the modern lighthouse  Cover Image Book Book

A short, bright flash : Augustin Fresnel and the birth of the modern lighthouse

Levitt, Theresa. (Author).

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780393350890 (pbk)
  • ISBN: 039306879X (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780393068795 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Dark and deadly shores -- Dreams of glory -- The flash of brilliance -- The dream of total refraction -- Race to perfection -- The American exception -- Everything recklessly broken -- The golden age.
Summary, etc.: Describes the life of the man who invented a new lighthouse lens, capable of shining brighter, farther, and more efficiently than existing light sources, and his fight against the scientific elite, his poor health, and the limits of his era's technology.
Subject: Physicists France Biography
Fresnel lenses History
Lighthouses History
Fresnel, Augustin Jean 1788-1827

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Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status  
Live Oak Public Libraries:
      Southwest Chatham Library
623.89 LEVI
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10539006402577 NONFIC Available
Marshes of Glynn Libraries:
      St. Simons Island Public Library
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31061000277819 Stacks Available
Sara Hightower Regional Library:
      Rome Branch
623.8942 LEVITT
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