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    DescriptionThere have been many developments in the field of light pollution over the last few years, and this second edition of 'Light Pollution - Responses and Remedies' will introduce them in detail. Examples include the appearance of anti-light pollution legislation in various countries, new departures in lighting design, human health implications, and the growing realization among the general public that lighting is not always a good thing. In this title, author Bob Mizon discusses the various ways in which wasted artificial light has damaged the quality of modern life, and suggest solutions. This book is for anyone who has experienced glare, discomfort, or nuisance from poorly directed lights; has wondered why we waste so much money lighting the sky; or anyone who simply wants to see the stars instead of a baleful urban glow. "Light Pollution, 2nd Edition" offers practical and inexpensive solutions to the world-wide problem of wasted artificial light, and emphasizes that light pollution is not just an astronomers' problem, but affects everyone in various ways.


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    Title
    Light Pollution
    Subtitle
    Responses and Remedies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bob Mizon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781461438212
    ISBN 10: 1461438217
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    BIC subject category V2: RNP
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PG
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16480
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 520
    LC classification: QB
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070040, NAT033000, SCI004000
    DC22: 522
    Libri: UMWE2050
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GE170
    Libri: ASTR6000
    BISAC V2.8: LAW034000
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 522
    LC classification: QC1-999, QB4, QB1-991, K3581-3598.22, HD9502-9502.5
    Ingram Theme: ASPT/SCITAS
    Thema V1.0: KNB, RNP, PG, WNX
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    123 black & white illustrations, 42 colour illustrations, biography
    Publisher
    Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
    Imprint name
    Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
    Publication date
    24 June 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Bob Mizon, MBE, FRAS, is a planetarium operator and astronomy lecturer, best known in the scientific and environmental community as the co-coordinator of the British Astronomical Association's Campaign for Dark Skies, which aims to turn back the tide of light pollution which has seriously affected our view of the stars over the last 50 years.
    Back cover copy
    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 fortens 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.
    Table of contents
    Preface.- Part I: The Gift of Light?.- Chapter 1: Living with Light.- Chapter 2: Light Pollution - The Problem Defined.- Chapter 3: Adverse Impacts of Inefficient Artificial Lighting.- Chapter 4: Artificial Lighting, Quality of Life and Health.- Chapter 5: Artificial Lighting and Crime.- Chapter 6: Quantifying the Problem.- Part II: Piercing the Veil - Techniques and Targets.- Chapter 7: Techniques.- Chapter 8: Targets.- Part III: Dark Future?.- Chapter 9: Light Pollution Solutions for the Twenty-First Century.- Appendices.- Appendix 1: The StarLight Conference 2007: Declaration in Defense of the Night Sky and the Right to Starlight (La Palma Declaration).- Appendix 2: Information about organizations committed to reducing light pollution.- Appendix 3: Starry Starry Night.- Appendix 4: The future of street lighting - a professional's view.- Appendix 5: Recommendations for good light control: the ILP guidance notes, the IDA Good Neighbor Practical Guide and Outdoor Lighting advice and an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) policy statement.- Appendix 6: Extracts from articles on the legal aspect of light pollution.- Appendix 7: Some lighting myths (IDA).- Appendix 8: Advice from IDA and CfDS on seeking action on lighting and the environment from local authorities and others.- Appendix 9: Governmental guidelines on good lighting practice: examples.- Appendix 10: The IDA's Simple Guidelines for Lighting Regulations for Small Communities, Urban Neighborhoods, and Subdivisions.- Glossary of Terms.- Bibliography.- Index.