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From the Publisher"A small gem of a book, poetic in its style and in its determined conjoining of distant ideas....As crammed with culture as an overcrowded museum storeroom."—James Gleick, The Washington Post
"Brilliant....A beautifully composed meditation."—Kirkus Reviews
"An amazing synthesis and a joy to read—I have not enjoyed a book so much for a long time....An extraordinary work."—Oliver Sacks, M.D., author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat a subject surprisingly clear.
"Catching the Light is nothing short of a masterpiece. It is at once a riveting story, literate and beautifully precise. What more could one ask for in a marriage between science and art?"—Richard Selzer, author of Down from Troy