The End Of Night: Searching For Natural Darkness In An Age Of Artificial Light by Paul Bogard

The End Of Night: Searching For Natural Darkness In An Age Of Artificial Light

byPaul Bogard

Paperback | July 22, 2014

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The "terrific ... moving, poetic, immersive, multifaceted, and thought-provoking" book (Publishers Weekly) that will open your eyes to the night.

A brilliantly starry night is one of nature's most thrilling wonders. Yet in our world of nights as bright as day, most of us no longer experience true darkness. Eight out of ten Americans born today won't ever live where they can see the Milky Way. And exposure to artificial light at night has been cited as a factor in health concerns ranging from poor sleep to cancer.

In his gorgeous debut, THE END OF NIGHT, Paul Bogard travels the globe to find the night, blending personal narrative, natural history, health, science, and folklore to shed light on darkness. Showing exactly what we've lost, what we have left, and what we might hope to regain, he attempts nothing less than a restoration of how we see the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky.

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Paul Bogard teaches creative nonfiction at James Madison University. He is the editor of the anthology Let There Be Night: Testimony on Behalf of the Dark.

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Title:The End Of Night: Searching For Natural Darkness In An Age Of Artificial LightFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:July 22, 2014Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316182915

ISBN - 13:9780316182911

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"In inviting readers along to experience and fall in love with the night sky, Bogard is betting that beauty-the knowledge, appreciation, and love of it-will gradually prompt us to reclaim the darkness of night as it was meant to be. His book is a reminder that we need to take the environment and beauty entrusted to us seriously, with reverence and love." -- Patheos