The Shadow Club: The Greatest Mystery in the Universe--shadows--and the Thinkers who Unlocked Their Secrets

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Knopf, 2003 - Science - 230 pages
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Notes the role of shadows in science, philosophy, art, religion, and other fields, revealing how shadows are related to the discovery of secrets about the universe while profiling the contributions of such thinkers as Galileo and Leonardo da Vinci. 20,000 first printing.

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The shadow club: the greatest mystery in the universe -- shadows -- and the thinkers who unlocked their secrets

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Although Casati (research fellow, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris) intends this as a nominal science book about the role of shadows in the natural world, he spends just as much ... Read full review


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Roberto Casati was born in Milan in 1961. A research director at the Centre National de la Réchérche Scientifique, he lives in Paris and works at the Institut Nicod, a laboratory of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and of the École Normales. He studies the cognition of strange things—images, colors, sounds, places, holes—and shadows. With Achille Varzi he is the author of Holes and Other Superficialities and Parts and Places.

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