Light Years: The Extraordinary Story of Mankind's Fascination with Light (Paperback)

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Light Years: The Extraordinary Story of Mankind's Fascination with Light (Paperback)

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Brian Clegg recounts how ancient civilizations understood light spiritually, and looks at the first scientific grapplings with light.

Clegg looks at the contribution of artists to our understanding of light, examines the great revolutionaries of light theory including Galileo and Albert Einstein, and explains the mind-bending advances of quantum physics.

Science writer Brian Clegg studied physics at Cambridge University and specialises in making the strangest aspects of the universe, from infinity to time travel and quantum theory, accessible to the general reader. He is editor of www.popularscience.co.uk and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His previous books include Inflight Science, The Universe Inside You, Dice World, The Quantum Age and Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide.
Product Details ISBN: 9781848318144
ISBN-10: 1848318146
Publisher: Icon Books
Publication Date: November 17th, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English