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Light Years

The Extraordinary Story of Mankind's Fascination with Light

Brian Clegg


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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.

Icon Books, 9781848318144, 288pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2015

About the Author

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 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.