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Light : a radiant history, from creation to the quantum age / Bruce Watson.

Author/Creator:
Watson, Bruce, 1953- author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Light -- History.
Optics -- History.
Light -- Philosophy.
Light.
Optics.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
"Delving into mythology, religion, philosophy, painting, and science, 'Light' captures the wonder and awe of humanity's study of light across three millennia of discovery"--Front jacket flap.
Contents:
"This light is come" : myths of creation and first light
"The thing you call light" : early philosophers from Greece to China
:The highest bliss" : the millennium of divine radiance
"A glass like a glittering star" : Islam's Golden Age
"Bright is the noble edifice" : paradise in the Middle Ages
Chiaro e scuro : light and dark on canvas
"Investigate with me what light is" : the Scientific Revolution and the Century of Celestial Light
"In my darken'd chamber" : Isaac Newton and "Opticks"
"A wild and harmonized tune" : the Romantics and the light seductive
Undulations : particle vs. wave
Lumière : France's dazzling century
"Little globe of sunshine" : electricity conquers the night
c: Einstein and the quanta, particle, and wave
"Catching up with our dreams" : lasers and other everyday wonders.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-271) and index.
ISBN:
9781620405598
1620405598
9781620405611
OCLC:
907966073
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