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The Resource Acquainted with the night : excursions through the world after dark, Christopher Dewdney

Acquainted with the night : excursions through the world after dark, Christopher Dewdney

Label
Acquainted with the night : excursions through the world after dark
Title
Acquainted with the night
Title remainder
excursions through the world after dark
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Dewdney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"We prepare for it each evening, and spend half our lives in its embrace, yet night retains its mystery. Weaving together science and storytelling, art and anthropology, Christopher Dewdney takes readers on a journey through the nocturnal realm. Twelve chapters correspond to the twelve hours of night, from dusk to dawn, and serve as points of departure for some of night's central themes: sunsets, nocturnal animals, bedtime stories, festivals of the night, fireworks, astronomy, nightclubs, sleep and dreams, the graveyard shift, the art of darkness, and endless nights." "From Vincent Van Gogh's insomnia to black holes, from Greek goddesses to Freud, from Shakespeare to Dracula, Dewdney illuminates all of night's dark corners. Throughout are observations about night writers, artists, and scientists. What emerges is a wide-ranging investigation into the way night shapes human experience."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dewdney, Christopher
Dewey number
C814.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dewdney, Christopher
  • Poets, Canadian
  • Night in literature
  • Night
Target audience
general
Label
Acquainted with the night : excursions through the world after dark, Christopher Dewdney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography : p. [304]-305
Control code
000026743197
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
313 p.
Isbn
9780747572527
Label
Acquainted with the night : excursions through the world after dark, Christopher Dewdney
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography : p. [304]-305
Control code
000026743197
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
313 p.
Isbn
9780747572527

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