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    • A Short Bright Flash

    • Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse
    • By: Theresa Levitt
    • Narrated by: Teri Clark Linden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Augustin Fresnel (1788–1827) shocked the scientific elite with his unique understanding of the physics of light. The lens he invented was a brilliant feat of engineering that made lighthouses blaze many times brighter, farther, and more efficiently. Battling the establishment, his own poor health, and the limited technology of the time, Fresnel was able to achieve his goal of illuminating the entire French coast. At first, the British sought to outdo the new Fresnel-equipped lighthouses as a matter of national pride.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • illuminating history

    • By Jeffrey E. Platt on 06-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95