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UPC 9780393733945 A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse 

 
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A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse

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How a scientific outsider came up with a revolutionary theory of light and saved untold numbers of lives. Augustin Fresnel (1788-1827) shocked the scientific elite with his unique understanding of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a brilliant feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many times brighter, farther, and more efficiently. Battling the establishment, his own poor health, and the limited technology of the time, Fresnel was able to achieve his goal of illuminating the entire French coast. At first, the British sought to outdo the new Fresnel-equipped lighthouses as a matter of national pride. Americans, too, resisted abandoning their primitive lamps, but the supe 9780393733945
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$12.79
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9 780393 733945
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0393733945
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