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

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Popular science on an elusive subject by an Italian research fellow working in Paris.Casati started ruminating seriously about shadows while watching a lunar eclipse seven years ago. His understanding ... Read full review

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Overall an interesting book that covers history and science of shadows. The illustration by George Cruikshank on page 23 maybe the reverse image of the original. Read full review

Contents

In the Beginning There Was Shadow
3
Part One THE HEART OF SHADOW
11
Ancient and Modern Shadows
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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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