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A SHORT BRIGHT FLASH AUGUSTIN FRESNEL AND THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN LIGHTHOUSE THERESA LEVITT

History of the Building of Lighthouses in the UK & the US
"ShortBrightFlash" is really a book in two parts: the first half is a biography of AugustinFresnel: French physicist, engineer, and inventor-namesake of the Fresnellens. The second half of the book is a shorthistory of Fresnellens and their use in lighthouses after AugustinFresnel'sdeath at age 39.
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Jul 26, 2013“It is rare that we see a lighthouse-related book, historical in nature, with the level of research that was put into A Short Bright Flash. Theresa Levitt’s superior work has illustrated the genius and ongoing legacy of Augustin Fresnel, whose brilliance not only saved lives but had an everlasting impact on the development of world trade, and whose advanced ideas are still implemented in today’s 4.6/5(56)Price: $12Brand: W. W. Norton CompanyAuthor: Theresa Levitt
A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of
Jun 03, 2013Augustin Fresnel (1788–1827) shocked the scientific elite with his unique understanding of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a brilliant feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many times brighter, farther, and more efficiently.4.1/5Ratings: 83Reviews: 19
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‎“Combin[es] matters of biography, science, engineering, technology, art, history, economics and politics seemingly effortlessly and definitely seamlessly. An excellent book and a joy to read.”—Henry Petroski, Wall Street Journal Augustin Fresnel (1788–1827) shocked the scientific elite with hi
A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of
A SHORT BRIGHT FLASH: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse User Review - Kirkus Homage to the man who turned feeble-and-far-between harbor lights into a global multitude of..
A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of
5.0 out of 5 stars A Short Bright Flash – Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse. July 26, 2013. Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase. If you have ever visited a lighthouse then you have probably marveled at the huge lens that focuses the light into a single beam visible for miles at sea. I did not realize that the Fresnel4.6/5(56)Format: AudiobookManufacturer: Audible Studios
A Short Bright Flash : Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of
Augustin Fresnel (1788-1827) shocked the scientific elite with his view of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many times brighter, farther, and more efficiently than they had before.
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Augustin Fresnel, a French engineer active in the early nineteenth century, came up with the idea of using prisms to concentrate light from a flame to make brighter lighthouse lights. He may not have been the first to think of this (although he didn't seem to know of any precedents until other people mentioned them after he expressed the idea) but he brought it into practice.4.6/5(56)
A Short Bright Flash (Audiobook) by Theresa Levitt
Augustin Fresnel (1788–1827) shocked the scientific elite with his unique understanding of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a brilliant feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many times brighter, farther, and more efficiently.
A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of
Nov 24, 2018Augustin Fresnel, a French engineer active in the early nineteenth century, came up with the idea of using prisms to concentrate light from a flame to make brighter lighthouse lights. He may not have been the first to think of this (although he didn't seem to know of any precedents until other people mentioned them after he expressed the idea) but he brought it into practice.4.3/5(4)Author: Theresa LevittFormat: Kindle EditionFormat: Hardcover
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A Short, Bright Flash Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse (Book) : Levitt, Theresa : 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.
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