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Light Years: An Exploration of Mankind's Enduring Fascination with Light

by Brian Clegg

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Mostly a history, from ancient Egyptian ideas about light to quantum electrodynamics and beyond.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0749921978, Hardcover)

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. The book recounts spiritual interpretations, from the Ancient Egyptians to the Mayans 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. It 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. The text 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.

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'Light Years' is a journey through time, telling the story of the individuals who were determined to unlock the secrets of this mysterious natural force. Clegg's book provides an exploration of this most nebulous yet transcendental force in our universe.… (more)

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