The story of light

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Bova is a science fiction and nonfiction writer who here reworks an earlier book, The beauty of light (1988). In plain English, his broad-ranging guide describes the ways light has shaped every aspect of human existence, from religions to sex drives to art. Four sections (each of which can be read independently of the others) focus on the human visual system and light's effects on our lives and societies; how scientists over the years have studied light, and what they've learned; how light has been deployed in art, science, and technology, beginning with Ice Age cave paintings; and what the stars in the sky are revealing to astronomers, physicists, and cosmologists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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author Bova, Ben, 1932-
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