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Lasers : the technology and uses of crafted light

Author: Charlene W Billings; John Tabak
Publisher: New York, NY : Facts On File, ©2006.
Series: Science & technology in focus.; Facts on File science library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Explains what lasers are and how they work and examines their various uses.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlene W Billings; John Tabak
ISBN: 0816047847 9780816047840
OCLC Number: 62533770
Notes: New [rev.] ed. of: Lasers : the new technology of Life. c1992.
Description: xiv, 162 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Nature of light --
Nature of laser light --
Creating laser light --
Early history of lasers --
Lasers and medicine --
Lasers in industry --
Lasers in communication --
Reading and writing with lasers --
Lasers as measurement devices --
Holography, art, and science in three dimensions --
Illuminating the invisible --
Glossary --
Further reading --
World wide web sites --
Index.
Series Title: Science & technology in focus.; Facts on File science library.
Responsibility: Charlene W. Billings and John Tabak.

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Designed to give readers a sense of wonder through a recounting of the development of lasers and the ways in which they are used, this book shows how the scientists and engineers who invented lasers  Read more...

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