Empire of Light:

Empire of Light:

A History of Discovery in Science and Art (1998)


248 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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248 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Empire of Light:

A History of Discovery in Science and Art (1998)

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Authors

Sidney Perkowitz; A Joseph Henry Press book

Suggested Citation

Empire of Light: A History of Discovery in Science and Art. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1998.

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" . . . a cognitive melange of physics, physiology, and fine arts."
--Curt Suplee, The Washington Post

"Perkowitz presents himself as the ultimate photophile, in love with light in all its guises, from the brush strokes of Van Gogh to the bioluminescence of a firefly."
--Dava Sobel, author of Longitude

"Smoothly written, comprehensive, and thoroughly enjoyable."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Gracefully weaves science and aesthetics as he discusses the role of light."
--Publishers Weekly

"Perkowitz's remarkable book helps us understand why light is the beginning and the end."
--Michael Skube, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"Deftly explains light's amazing properties."
--Booklist