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Title A short, bright flash : Augustin Fresnel and the birth of the modern lighthouse / Theresa Levitt.
Author Levitt, Theresa.
Publication New York, New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition First edition.
Description 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Call # 623.8942 L
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Subject Fresnel, Augustin Jean, 1788-1827.
Lighthouses -- History.
Fresnel lenses -- History.
Physicists -- France -- Biography.
Alt Title Augustin Fresnel and the birth of the modern lighthouse
ISBN 039306879X (hardcover) :
9780393068795 (hardcover)

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