Mirror Mirror: A History of the Human Love Affair with Reflection (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Apr 1, 2009 - Science - 448 pages
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The fascinating tale of one of the most remarkable inventions in human history and its effects on myth, religion, science, manners, and the arts.
  

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Review: Mirror Mirror: A History Of The Human Love Affair With Reflection

User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

I gave up on this bad boy right away... Read full review

Review: Mirror Mirror: A History Of The Human Love Affair With Reflection

User Review  - Ralph Zoontjens - Goodreads

Good book on one of the world's most profoundly transformative but often overlooked technologies: the mirror. This technology seemingly shows us who we are, but at the same time it introduces a mysterious duality. So who am I really? Read full review

Contents

The Mirror of the Soul
1
Magic Visions
29
Fields of Light
53
The Rational Mirror
81
LookingGlass Literature
115
A New Way of Seeing
131
Grasping the Universe
159
Kaleidoscopic Light Waves
187
Celestial Radios Divine XRays
263
Beyond Palomar
291
Illusions and Realities
331
Notes on Sources
371
List of Interviews
382
Acknowledgments
387
Illustration Permissions and Credits
389
Index
395

Big Eye
217
The Vanity Business
247

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About the author (2009)

MARK PENDERGRAST is the author of four other nonfiction books: Mirror Mirror, Uncommon Grounds, Victims of Memory, and For God, Country & Coca-Cola.

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