Incandescent: We Need to Talk About Light

Incandescent: We Need to Talk About Light

by Anna Levin

NOOK Book(eBook)

$6.99 $7.49 Save 7% Current price is $6.99, Original price is $7.49. You Save 7%.

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now

Overview

Light is changing, dramatically. Our world is getting brighter – you can see it from space. But is brighter always better?Artificial light is voracious and spreading. Vanquishing precious darkness across the planet, when we are supposed to be using less energy. The quality of light has altered as well. Technology and legislation have crushed warm incandescent lighting in favour of harsher, often glaring alternatives. Light is fundamental – it really matters. It interacts with life in profound yet subtle ways: it tells plants which way to grow, birds where to fly and coral when to spawn. It tells each and every one of us when to sleep, wake, eat. We mess with the eternal rhythm of dawn-day-dusk-night at our peril. But mess with it we have, and we still don’t truly understand the consequences.

InIncandescent, journalist Anna Levin reveals her own fraught relationship with changes in lighting, and she explores its real impact on nature, our built environment, health and psychological well-being. We need to talk about light, urgently. And ask the critical question: just how bright is our future?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912235322
Publisher: Saraband
Publication date: 09/19/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 577 KB

About the Author

Anna Levin is a writer with a special interest in people’s connection with the natural world, and she makes complex scientific subjects interesting and accessible to a general readership. A former section editor with BBC Wildlife, Anna now writes for a variety of publications and environmental organisations – including eight years as a contributing editor with the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh. In 2014, she collaborated with renowned wildlife photographer Laurie Campbell for the book Otters: Return to the River.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews