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  • ISBN: 9780309065566
  • ISBN10: 0309065569

Empire of Light a History of Discovery in Science and Art

by Sidney Perkowitz

  • List Price: $24.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Natl Academy Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1998
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Description: Light is all around us, an ever-present part of our consciousness. It conveys beauty, meaning, and mystery in paintings, brings precious gems to life, and imbues even commonplace scenes with special qualities. Sidney Perkowitz investigates the physical nature of light while telling a tale of poetry and wonder. Written so that lay readers will readily grasp the principals and concepts, science professionals will surely appreciate the human experience.

Empire of Light discusses the nature of light, how the eye sees, and how our understanding of these phenomena have emerged over the ages, including the role of light in the development of quantum physics. Perkowitz examines the making of electrical light and its integration into commerce, telecommunications, entertainment, medicine, warfare, and every other aspect of our daily lives. He also presents the role of light in the search for the beginning and the end of the universe, as astronomers penetrate ever deeper into the sky with their instruments.

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