Latvian Language

Latvian Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Latvian is a Baltic language and is most closely related to Lithuanian, although the two are not mutually intelligible. Latvian first appeared in Western print in the mid-16th century with the reproduction of the Lord's Prayer in Latvian in Sebastian M nster's Cosmographia Universalis, in Latin script. Using the daguerreotype process, John Benjamin Dancer was one of the first to produce micro-photographs, in 1839. He achieved a reduction ratio of 160:1. Dancer perfected his reduction procedures with Frederick Scott Archer's wet collodion process, developed in 1850-51, but he dismissed his decades-long work on micro-photographs as a personal hobby, and did not document his procedures. The idea that microphotography could be no more than a novelty was an opinion shared by the 1858 Dictionary of Photography, which called the process "somewhat trifling and childish."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Onym Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135649817
  • 9786135649819