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The beauty of light

Author: Ben Bova
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1988.
Series: Wiley science editions.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the nature, forms, uses, and effects of light.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bova, Ben, 1932-
Beauty of light.
New York : Wiley, ©1988
(OCoLC)624458624
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Bova
ISBN: 0471625809 9780471625803
OCLC Number: 17841347
Description: xvi, 350 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: To see. Creatures of the light --
From darkness to light --
As clear as air --
The eyes have it --
"The vision and the faculty divine" --
The gifts of Prometheus--and Eve --
The glow of health --
Light and lust --
To learn. Faster than a speeding ... --
Waves of light --
The ultimate barrier --
To use. "I'll do your looking for you" --
Through a glass ... --
Lights, action ... --
Sword of light --
Bright beams of laser light --
Fibers, disks, and solar cells --
Bright shining beads --
To seek. The lights in the sky --
Fingerprints from rainbows --
The starry messengers.
Series Title: Wiley science editions.
Responsibility: Ben Bova.

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Examines the nature, forms, uses, and effects of light.

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