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A short, bright flash : Augustin Fresnel and the birth of the modern lighthouse /

Describes the life of the man who invented a new lighthouse lens, capable of shining brighter, farther, and more efficiently than existing light sources, and his fight against the scientific elite, his poor health, and the limits of his era's technology.

Main Author: Levitt, Theresa.
Format: Book
Published: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition:First edition.
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