Insisting on the Impossible: The Life of Edwin Land

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Preface to the Sloan Technology Series xi
  • Chronology xiii
  • Overture 1
  • 1 - Noontime 5
  • 2 - Self-Taught Boyhood 13
  • 3 - "First Happiest Moment": Polarizer 24
  • 4 - Start-Up 48
  • 5 - Going Public 69
  • 6 - Headlight Glare 86
  • 7 - Three Dimensions 108
  • Part III World War II 126
  • 8 - "The Best Damn Goggles In the World" 126
  • 9 - "Who Can Object To Such Monopolies?" 140
  • Part IV New Photography, New Science 161
  • 10 - Sepia in a Minute 161
  • 11 - "A Whole New Industry" 189
  • 12 - Black-And-White: Meroë Morse 203
  • 13 - Instant Color: Howard Rogers 220
  • 14 - Color Vision 245
  • Part V Secret Statesman: Cold War 278
  • 15 - U-2 Spy Plane 278
  • 16 - The Shock of Sputnik 306
  • 17 - Spy Satellites 322
  • Part VI Grand Scale: Sx-70 341
  • 18 - Demonstrating A "New Medium" 341
  • 19 - Collaborators 356
  • 20 - Selling Sx-70 376
  • Part VII Exit from Polaroid 392
  • 21 - Crisis 392
  • 22 - Instant Movies 409
  • 23 - Too Late 425
  • Part VIII Evening 441
  • 24 - Polaroid V. Kodak 441
  • Bibliography 468
  • Notes 475
  • Acknowledgments 503
  • Index 505
  • About the Author 511
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