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From the early seventies, the interest of the international astronomical community to
the protection of observatory sites has directed its attention to the problem of the
rapidly growing artificial sky brightness produced by light pollution. Pressed by the
extent of the phenomena, which ask for an urgent limitation, and stimulated by the
official positions and Resolutions of some astronomical and cultural organizations, more
and more people accepted to give their contribution in this field, either deepening the
scientific knowledge, either finding out technical possibilities of limitation, either
spreading the knowledge of the problem and collecting the collaboration of other
astronomers, lighting engineers, the government and the support of the general public.
This activity is producing an increasing number of scientific papers, technical papers,
documents and other publications.
In order to make their consultation easier, I present here, in Part A, a list of
references of papers on Light Pollution appeared on international scientific magazines and
other publications of interest on this field. I list in Part B some books and papers on
related fields as atmospheric optic, scattering, atmospheric composition, aerosols, which
may be usefull for people working on Light Pollution. It must not be considered a complete
list. I collect in Part C a reference list of articles published on the main Italian
newspapers and magazines and devoted to the general public or amateur astronomers. This
Part C is intended to give a panorama of what reached the general public in Italy. These
lists will be updated periodically.