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Author Grose, M.J.; Jones, T.M. isbn  openurl
  Title The Impacts of Artificial Light at Night on Urban Ecosystems Type (up) Book Chapter
  Year 2020 Publication The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Ecology; Review  
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  Publisher Routledge Place of Publication Editor Douglas, I.; Anderson, P.M.L.; Goode, D.; Houck, M.C.; Maddox, D.; Nagendra, H.; Tan, P.Y.  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Routledge Handbooks Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition 2nd  
  ISSN ISBN 9781138581357 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 3374  
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Author Hannibal, J. url  doi
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  Title Action of Light on the Neuroendocrine Axis Type (up) Book Chapter
  Year 2021 Publication Neuroendocrine Clocks and Calendars Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Human Health; Photoentrainment; circadian rhythm; Neuroendocrine Axis; neuroendocrine system; hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis; hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis; hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis; artificial light at night  
  Abstract Photoentrainment of the circadian clock located in the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is fundamental for the stable regulation of neuroendocrine function underlying physiological functions such as metabolism, sleep, immune responses, and reproduction. Masking by light directly suppresses melatonin secretion independent of the circadian system, with impact on several neuroendocrine axes. This chapter describes recent findings in anatomy and physiology on how light mediates its effects on SCN-regulated timing of the neuroendocrine system, including the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis, the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis, and melatonin and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) secretion. In modern societies, artificial light at night (ALAN) seems to affect circadian and neuroendocrine systems, and should be considered in the understanding the health problems of the industrialized human population.  
  Address Department of Clinical Biochemistry Bispebjerg Frederiksberg Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; j.hannibal ( at ) dadlnet.dk  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language English Original Title  
  Series Editor Ebling F.J.P., Piggins H.D. Series Title Masterclass in Neuroendocrinology Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume 10 Series Issue Edition  
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  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number IDA @ john @ Serial 3411  
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Author Min, B.; O'Keeffe, Z.; Zhang, F. url  doi
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  Title Whose Power Gets Cut? Using High-Frequency Satellite Images to Measure Power Supply Irregularity Type (up) Book Whole
  Year 2017 Publication Policy Research Working Papers Abbreviated Journal  
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  Keywords Remote Sensing  
  Abstract In many parts of the developing world, access to electricity is uneven and inconsistent, characterized by frequent and long hours of power outages. Many countries now engage in systematic load shedding because of persistent power shortages. When and where electricity is provided can have important impacts on welfare and growth. But quantifying those impacts is difficult because utility-level data on power outages are rarely available and not always reliable. This paper introduces a new method of tracking power outages from outer space. This measure identifies outage-prone areas by detecting excess fluctuations in light outputs. To develop these measures, the study processed the complete historical archive of sub-orbital Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's Operational Linescan System (DMSP-OLS) nighttime imagery captured over South Asia on every night since 1993. The analysis computes annual estimates of the Power Supply Irregularity index for all 600,000 villages in India from 1993 to 2013. The Power Supply Irregularity index measures are consistent with ground-based measures of power supply reliability from the Indian Human Development Survey, and with feeder-level outage data from one of the largest utilities in India. The study's methods open new opportunities to study the determinants of power outages as well as their impacts on welfare.  
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  Publisher The World Bank Place of Publication Editor  
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  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number NC @ ehyde3 @ Serial 2109  
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Author Clayson, Hollis isbn  openurl
  Title Illuminated Paris, Essays on Art and Lighting in the Belle Époque Type (up) Book Whole
  Year 2019 Publication Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords History; Society; Art  
  Abstract The City of Light. For many, these four words instantly conjure late nineteenth-century Paris and the garish colors of Toulouse-Lautrec’s iconic posters. More recently, the Eiffel Tower’s nightly show of sparkling electric lights has come to exemplify our fantasies of Parisian nightlife. Though we reflect longingly on such scenes, in Illuminated Paris, Hollis Clayson shows that there’s more to these clichés than meets the eye. In this richly illustrated book, she traces the dramatic evolution of lighting in Paris and how artists responded to the shifting visual and cultural scenes that resulted from these technologies. While older gas lighting produced a haze of orange, new electric lighting was hardly an improvement: the glare of experimental arc lights—themselves dangerous—left figures looking pale and ghoulish. As Clayson shows, artists’ representations of these new colors and shapes reveal turn-of-the-century concerns about modernization as electric lighting came to represent the harsh glare of rapidly accelerating social change. At the same time, in part thanks to American artists visiting the city, these works of art also produced our enduring romantic view of Parisian glamour and its Belle Époque.  
  Address Chicago  
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  Publisher University of Chicago Press Place of Publication Chicago Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN ISBN 9780226593869 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2231  
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Author Guillemin, A. url  openurl
  Title The Heavens: An Illustrated Handbook of Popular Astronomy Type (up) Book Whole
  Year 1867 Publication Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Skyglow  
  Abstract Relevant excerpt: In large towns, the thousands of gas-lamps or other lights render the observation of the Zodiacal Light very difficult, not to say impossible, at all times. On the other hand, in stations conveniently situated, it can be seen at the various epochs of the year, even in the temperate zones.  
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  Publisher Richard Bently Place of Publication London Editor J. Norman Lockyer  
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  Notes Approved no  
  Call Number GFZ @ kyba @ Serial 2537  
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