Light Pollution

Responses and Remedies

  • Bob┬áMizon

Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Gift of Light?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bob Mizon
      Pages 3-31
    3. Bob Mizon
      Pages 33-51
    4. Bob Mizon
      Pages 85-97
    5. Bob Mizon
      Pages 99-120
  3. Piercing the Veil: Techniques and Targets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Bob Mizon
      Pages 123-129
    3. Bob Mizon
      Pages 131-185
  4. Dark Future?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-282

About this book

Introduction

Light pollution is a major threat to astronomy across the entire developed world. The night sky that most of us can see bears little relationship to the spectacular vistas that our ancestors have gazed at for tens of thousands of years. It is ironic that as our understanding of the universe has improved, our ability to see it has been dramatically reduced by the skyglow of our civilization.

In the second edition of Light Pollution - Responses and Remedies, Bob Mizon delves into the history and practice of lighting and how its misue has not only stolen the stars, but blighted our lives and those of our fellow-creatures on this planet. This book suggests how we can win back the night sky and at the same time save energy and money, improve our health, and even lower crime rate! It also includes a list of targets for urban stargazers, and recommendations for ensuring sane lighting worldwide.

Keywords

Artificial light cities Energy waste Filtering light pollution IDA recommendations Light control Light pollution Natural radiations Types of lamps Urban glare dark skies astronomy dark sky preservation lamp fixtures design

Authors and affiliations

  • Bob┬áMizon
    • 1
  1. 1.WimborneUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3822-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3821-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3822-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-9756
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