The World Atlas of Light Pollution

The World Atlas of Light Pollution


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The World Atlas of Light Pollution by Fabio Falchi

This is the first book that shows in detail the spread of light pollution on our planet. It is the result of years of research by the author and his collaborators. The book contains full color plates of the continents and of the main countries, showing the brightness of the night sky at zenith due to light pollution.
It can help to choose the best places for stargazing or the nearest site to admire the view of the Milky Way. It will show how polluted is the place where you live.
The book also describe how to reduce light pollution and its negative consequences on economy, environment and human health.
Beside all this, the spectacular plates it presents are a call to action to preserve the last naturally dark places on our planet and to restore the night as it has been for billion years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781534642560
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/18/2016
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.17(d)

About the Author

Fabio Falchi, physicist, works on light pollution for more than 20 years now. He is one of the authors of the First Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness, published in 2001 on the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, and leaded the group of scientists that produced the New World Atlas, published on Science Advances by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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