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Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting.

Ecological Consequences of Artificial Night Lighting

Catherine Rich and Travis Longcore, Editors

Island Press

1718 Connecticut Avenue Northwest Suite 300, Washington, D.C. 20009

1559631295 $29.95 www.islandpress.org

A reader might anticipate from its title that ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF ARTIFICIAL NIGHT LIGHTING holds a in-depth technical focus on night lighting's impact on nature--but it goes beyond chronicling science to consider how human activities from lighting affects animals and plants in a variety of ways. 'Photopollution' exists nearly everywhere thanks to mankind's activities: here are examples not only of effects on plants, insects and animals but how to mitigate them. Sections seek a readable approach by pairing vignettes of events and experiences of nighttime creatures with plenty of science and analysis of the physiological and behavioral effects of light pollution. It's these vignettes which make this book accessible not only to college-level students of science, nature and ecology but the general non-scientist public library browser, as well.
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