BookAuthor: Iovine, John

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Description: Electrophotography, commonly called Kirlian photography, remains a subject of speculation and controversy almost 150 years after its discovery. While many scientists call it psychic quackery, many maintain that the study of Kirlian photographs can detect illnesses in plants and animals before any outward symptoms materialize. Whatever its validity, Kirlian phenomena fascinates many in the fields of science and art. This book is designed as the first step for anyone interested in Kirlian photography and its potential impact. John Iovine, author of Homemade Holograms, takes a practical approach, giving readers the hands-on guidance they need to take their own Kirlian photographs. He also examines the history of electrophotography and many of its possible applications in medicine, industry, and the military. Especially illuminating is his discussion of the “phantom leaf” aura that continues to baffle scientists to this day. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.