A Short, Bright Flash
Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern LighthouseBook - 2013 | 1st ed.
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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, , ©2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 623.8942 LEVIT
Characteristics: 281 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Augustin Fresnel and the birth of the modern lighthouse