Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light by Jane Brox, is absolutely…well, uh, I just can’t resist…must not type this pun….brilliant!
I highly recommend reading this book to anyone…super-mega-lighting-dork or not. Brilliant really goes beyond just lighting: It looks at the evolution of human history as filtered by the powerful effect that man-made light has had on our civilizations. The research that the author did is amazing; you will continually be blown away by the detailed historic tidbits sprinkled throughout. It’s a terrific, fast -reading book…really fun.