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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Light Pollution: The Global View

Editors: Schwarz, H.E (Ed.)

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The effects of light pollution on flora, fauna -including humans and their widely varying night-time activities- are often subtle and need extensive field studies to be quantified in a sensible manner.

Some of the highlights were:
The presentation of the 1st world atlas of artificial night sky brightness (Cinzano et al.); the article by the International Darksky Association on their world-wide efforts to curb light pollution (Alvarez del Castillo et al.); the laws controlling light pollution implemented in Spain (Diaz et al.) and Chile (Sanhueza et al.), an overview of the work on radio frequency protection of sites (Cohen et al.) and the excellent introduction to the topic from the Chilean point of view (Daud).

Related topics in the book are light pollution education, aircraft contrails, space advertising (with an added document provided by the relevant UN commission), and an experiment on involving the population of an entire country in measuring sky brightness, by using the internet and the media.

The text is aimed at professionals from a wide range of disciplines related to lighting and its effects on the night-time environment in the broadest sense of the word. Lay persons interested in this emerging multi-disciplinary field can also find much of interest in this book.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)
  • Discurso Del Representante de CONAMA

    Pages 3-14

    Miranda, Pablo Daud

  • Global Monitoring of the Night Sky Brightness by Satellites and the State of the Night Sky in Chile

    Pages 15-28

    Cinzano, Pierantonio (et al.)

  • Modelling Night Sky Brightness at Sites from DMSP Satellite Data

    Pages 29-37

    Cinzano, Pierantonio (et al.)

  • The Growth of the Artificial Night Sky Brightness over North America in the Period 1947–2000: a Preliminary Picture

    Pages 39-47

    Cinzano, Pierantonio

  • Preserving our Nighttime Environment: A Global Approach

    Pages 49-67

    Castillo, Elizabeth M. Alvarez (et al.)

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eBook 149,79 €
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
Hardcover 207,99 €
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Softcover 194,38 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Light Pollution: The Global View
Editors
  • H.E Schwarz
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
284
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0125-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0125-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1174-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6242-0
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 306
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