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Light pollution handbook, by Kohei Narisada and Duco Schreuder

Label
Light pollution handbook
Title
Light pollution handbook
Statement of responsibility
by Kohei Narisada and Duco Schreuder
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This handbook describes the problems that astronomers and other night sky observers face in reducing the problems of information loss due to light pollution, as well as the problems lighting technologists face in optimizing outdoor lighting installations that cause little or no light pollution. It is mainly written for designers of lighting equipment and managers of astronomical observatories, but also aimed at the authorities and decision makers responsible for the organization and maintenance of the public space. In addition, it will serve a good purpose in graduate or postgraduate curricula for scientists, engineers, economists and law students. Light pollution is one of the negative side-effects of artificial outdoor lighting. The function of all outdoor lighting is to enhance the visibility or the aesthetics in the night-time environment. The light should come where it is needed. If not, it is wasted, causing economic and environmental losses as well as disturbance and discomfort. The purpose of outdoor lighting is to ensure that the outdoor environment can be used in a safe and convenient way, also in the absence of natural daylight. The main obstructions to this use are road accidents, criminal acts and aesthetic discordances. In order to allow for low pollution, safe and efficient outdoor lighting, the causes of, and the remedies for, these restrictions are discussed in considerable detail in this book. The book is organized in two parts. The first part is directed to decision makers and managers of outdoor space and covers the areas of general interest, culminating in recommendations to reduce the impact of light pollution. The second part is directed primarily to scientists and engineers, as a support to the design and maintenance of outdoor lighting installations, with special reference to astronomical observations. It deals with the scientific and engineering elaboration of the first part. Examples are included that refer to specific outdoor lighting projects and to more general policy and educational measures. This handbook fills the gap that exists between astronomical textbooks, engineering texts and popular brochures about light pollution. It is aimed at all people directly involved - full-time or part-time - in light pollution
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GW5XE
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Narisada, Kohei
Dewey number
522
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB51.3.L53
LC item number
N37 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Schreuder, Duco
Series statement
Astrophysics and space science library,
Series volume
volume 322
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Exterior lighting
  • Exterior lighting
  • Exterior lighting
  • Light pollution
  • Visual perception
  • Photometry
  • Éclairage extérieur
  • Éclairage extérieur
  • Éclairage extérieur
  • Pollution lumineuse
  • Perception visuelle
  • Photométrie
  • Lichtvervuiling
  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
  • Environment, general
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental sciences
  • Physics
Label
Light pollution handbook, by Kohei Narisada and Duco Schreuder
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-2666-9
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. Preamble -- 2. Aim and purpose of outdoor lighting -- 3. What is light pollution -- 4. Adverse effects of light pollution -- 5. Light pollution and astronomy -- 6. Limiting values for light pollution -- 7. Recommendations -- 8. Vision and visibility -- 9. Visual performance, task performance -- 10. Fundaments of visual and behavioural functions -- 11. Technology and light-techniques -- 12. Effects of outdoor lighting on society and on the environment -- 13. Environmental aspects of light pollution -- 14. Photometry -- 15. Public aspects -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 936 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401570589
Isbn Type
(print)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-2666-9
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861705642
  • (OCoLC)ocn861705642
Label
Light pollution handbook, by Kohei Narisada and Duco Schreuder
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-2666-9
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. Preamble -- 2. Aim and purpose of outdoor lighting -- 3. What is light pollution -- 4. Adverse effects of light pollution -- 5. Light pollution and astronomy -- 6. Limiting values for light pollution -- 7. Recommendations -- 8. Vision and visibility -- 9. Visual performance, task performance -- 10. Fundaments of visual and behavioural functions -- 11. Technology and light-techniques -- 12. Effects of outdoor lighting on society and on the environment -- 13. Environmental aspects of light pollution -- 14. Photometry -- 15. Public aspects -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 936 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401570589
Isbn Type
(print)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-1-4020-2666-9
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)861705642
  • (OCoLC)ocn861705642

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