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The Resource Light : a radiant history, from creation to the quantum age, Bruce Watson

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

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Light : a radiant history, from creation to the quantum age
Title
Light
Title remainder
a radiant history, from creation to the quantum age
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Watson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Traces humanity's study of light across three millennia of discovery, drawing on myriad disciplines to explore the contributions of architectural, artistic and scientific luminaries while examining the indelible role of light in present-day innovations and pursuits
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10470055
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
535
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC355.3
LC item number
.W38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a radiant history from creation to the quantum age
Label
Light : a radiant history, from creation to the quantum age, Bruce Watson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
20485104
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620405598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907966073
  • (OCoLC)907966073
Label
Light : a radiant history, from creation to the quantum age, Bruce Watson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
20485104
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620405598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn907966073
  • (OCoLC)907966073

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