Light Years: An Exploration of Mankind's Enduring Fascination with Light

This is the story of the greatest puzzle in our universe what is light Light Years is an engaging survey of everything we know of the universe s most enigmatic phenomenon and the remarkable people who have been captivated by it Light Years looks over the shoulders of the great revolutionaries of light theory Bacon, Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell and Feynman and traThis is the story of the greatest puzzle in our universe what is light Light Years is an engaging survey of everything we know of the universe s most enigmatic phenomenon and the remarkable people who have been captivated by it Light Years looks over the shoulders of the great revolutionaries of light theory Bacon, Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Maxwell and Feynman and traces the evolution of light driven devices from the camera to the laser In this revised edition, leading popular science author Brian Clegg reveals how twenty first century scientists have achieved the seemingly impossible in bringing light to a halt, and used the quantum properties of entangled light to produce unbreakable encryption and unbelievable computers He explains the mind bending advances that put light at the heart of all matter and which could finally make time travel possible.
Light Years An Exploration of Mankind s Enduring Fascination with Light This is the story of the greatest puzzle in our universe what is light Light Years is an engaging survey of everything we know of the universe s most enigmatic phenomenon and the remarkable people who

  • Title: Light Years: An Exploration of Mankind's Enduring Fascination with Light
  • Author: Brian Clegg
  • ISBN: 9780230527256
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Light Years: An Exploration of Mankind's Enduring Fascination with Light”

    1. Light is the very source of human sustenance. The rudimentary albeit fascinating process of photosynthesis which is inevitable for mankind's survival is totally dependent upon light. Right from the evolution of humanity, the concept of light has possessed an allure encompassing within it material degrees of both romanticism and mysticism in equal measure. In this immensely readable and intensely engaging work, Brian Clegg by shaking away the cobwebs of scientific jargon and dispelling the terror [...]

    2. I love a book that speaks to me, name-drops and blows away the cobwebs in the corners of my mind. This book didn't fail. Little old light, the thing taken for granted each and every day, yet it has captured the imagination of the greatest minds that have been and goneme remembered some not. Brian Clegg's words fill the reader with a tapestry rich in history. He literally ignites the inner flame that many have laid by the wayside and need to remember and re-embrace. A book should change you in so [...]

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