Dan's mugshotDaniel H. Bennett was born in London in 1965 and lived in England until moving to the United States in 2000, settling in Northern Colorado.

His interest in vision and observation of the behavior of light has been life-long. On a trip to France as a young man his hosts called him “Monsieur Tête-en-l’air” (Mr. Head-in-the-air) due to his always watching for halos, rainbows, sun-dogs (parhelia), etc. He was particularly influenced by a book written in 1939 (published in English in 1954, Dover) by Professor M. Minnaert, called The Nature of Light and Colour in the Open Air. A Field Guide to Time-Varying Light Sources was conceived as a modern successor to that book, and adopts a similar approach, while revealing the secrets of modern light sources.

Daniel is married with four children, a motorcycle and two accordions.

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The book's front cover

ISBN-13: 978-069-236090-3

ISBN-10: 0-692-36090-5

LCCN: 2015900348

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Here's my blog, where I'll write articles of interest, things I've learned, tutorials, suggestions for lights to go look at, musings, etc.

Monday, 19 January 2015 17:01

The eBook is cooking...

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Well, now that the print edition is out there, I'm about to start work on the eBook for Kindle. It's going to take some work, because, unlike a novel, this book has over 300 pictures and captions! Laying all of that out in a reflowable format so that it works on any size of device without the captions and pictures getting horribly separated from each other will be a challenge! Thankfully, Adobe InDesign (which is what I've laid this book out in) does a pretty good job of exporting to the epub format, which is one of the formats that Amazon can accept for a Kindle publication. It's going to take a little while to make sure the output is exactly what I want, but I'll get there.

And... the book has already appeared on Amazon in the US and in the UK! Amazing - the CreateSpace process says it'lll take 3-5 days. Maybe that's for the non-English European sites. For example, le livre ne se trouve pas au site français. Oh, sorry... The book isn't on the French site yet. :)

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