Light Years: The Extraordinary Story of Mankind's Fascination with Light

Light Years: The Extraordinary Story of Mankind's Fascination with Light

by Brian Clegg

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Overview

Brian Clegg recounts how ancient civilizations understood light spiritually, and looks at the first scientific grapplings with light.

Clegg looks at the contribution of artists to our understanding of light, examines the great revolutionaries of light theory including Galileo and Albert Einstein, and explains the mind-bending advances of quantum physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848318144
Publisher: Icon Books, Ltd. UK
Publication date: 11/17/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Science writer Brian Clegg studied physics at Cambridge University and specialises in making the strangest aspects of the universe, from infinity to time travel and quantum theory, accessible to the general reader. He is editor of www.popularscience.co.uk and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His previous books include Inflight Science, The Universe Inside You, Dice World, The Quantum Age and Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide.

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