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Shadow Club: The Greatest Mystery in the Universe -- Shadows -- and the Thinkers Who Unlocked Their Secrets
A remarkable exploration of how shadows have forev

 
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By Roberto Casati (au); Abigail Asher (tr)
Year: 2003
Pages: 224
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-375-40727-8

Product Code: 1422350576

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A remarkable exploration of how shadows have forever fascinated us: their extraordinary hold on our fears & imagination; their importance to astronomers, scientists, philosophers, & artists; their influence on myth & religious beliefs. In this unique study -- combining history, science, & anthropology -- Robert Casati discusses the famous & the obscure who, armed with imagination & creativity, struggled with the concept of shadow & provided us with explanations of & uses for our constant companion. Among those who were part of this “shadow club” were Eratosthenes & Galileo, ancient Arab astronomers & modern mathematicians, classical Greek painters & Leonardo da Vinci.  Translated from the Italian edition.

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