Light Years: The Extraordinary Story Of Mankind's Fascination With Light

October 11, 2015|
Light Years: The Extraordinary Story Of Mankind's Fascination With Light by Brian Clegg
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This is the story of light and the people who were determined to unlock the secrets of one of the greatest puzzles of the Universe. Acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg recounts how civilisations from the Ancient Egyptians to the Mayans understood light spiritually, and looks at the first scientific grapplings with light by the ancient Chinese sage Mo Ti, the Greek philosopher Empedocles, Arab genius Alhazen and others. Clegg also explores the contribution of artists such as Brunellschi,Leonardo de Vinci and Durer to our understanding of light and examines the great revolutionaries of light theory including Galileo, Descartes, Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday and Albert Einstein. In this new edition of one of his best-loved books, Clegg finally discusses the work of scientists such as Maxwell, Edison and Gould that led to light-driven inventions from the camera to the laser, CDs and optical computers and explains the mind-bending advances of quantum physics.
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 Sc...
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Title:Light Years: The Extraordinary Story Of Mankind's Fascination With Light
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.92 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.8 X 5.08 X 0.92 in
Published:October 11, 2015
Publisher:Icon Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781848318144

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