In this book, the author discusses the nature of light, how the eye sees, and how our understanding of these phenomena has emerged over the ages. Written such that lay readers will readily grasp the scientific principles and science professionals will readily appreciate the human experience, this book will impart new wonder to the daily experience of light in our world.
" . . . 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."
"Gracefully weaves science and aesthetics as he discusses the role of light."
"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."
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