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Light years : an exploration of mankind's enduring fascination with light

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: London ; New York : Macmillan, 2008.
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For thousands of years, uncovering the nature of light has proved an irresistible challenge. It forms a scientific quest that has endured from the conjectures of the ancient Greeks to the work of twentieth century geniuses like Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman. By combining light's history with the latest research, we can assemble a complete picture of this remarkable phenomenon and its place at the center of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Clegg
ISBN: 9780230527256 0230527256
OCLC Number: 182716605
Description: ix, 256 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: At the speed of light --
The philosophers --
Out of the darkness --
Engines of light --
Seeing further --
Light's anatomy --
Death of the ether --
Fearful symmetry --
QED --
Tangled light --
Tyger! Tyger!
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The fully updated 2nd edition of this critically acclaimed book covers the exciting developments in light science of the past five years. Light Years is an engaging survey of everything we know of  Read more...

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