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Five photons : remarkable journeys of light across space and time

Author: James Geach
Publisher: London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of the Universe is written in the light that travels through it--light that we can capture. Nearly everything we know about how the Universe works on its grandest scale comes from the analysis of the light--photons--that may have travelled nearly fourteen billion years from the Big Bang itself to reach us. Have you ever wondered what is the most distant source of light we can see, or how a star shines?  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Geach
ISBN: 9781780239910 1780239912
OCLC Number: 1057016648
Description: 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What is light? --
Old light --
Starlight --
Dark energy's imprint --
Black hole beacons --
Radio from the cosmic dawn --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: James Geach.

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Have you ever wondered how a star shines? Did you know that black holes can blaze like cosmic beacons across intergalactic space? Have you ever thought about what light really is? Five Photons  Read more...

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`With his elegant, supremely clear writing, Geach has succeeded at creating both a state-of-the-art cosmic overview and a rather wonderful meditation on the nature of our reality.' - Caleb Scharf, Read more...

 
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