A visual exploration of the power and behavior of light, across the electromagnetic spectrum, and how it affects life on earth and everything in the Universe.
Light allows us to see everything around us, but humans can only see a sliver of all light, known as the electromagnetic spectrum. Here, Kim Arcand and Megan Watzke present the subject of light as never before. Organized along the order of the electromagnetic spectrum, each chapter focuses on a different type of light. From radio waves, harnessed for telecommunications, to X-rays, which let us peer inside the human body and view areas around black holes in deep space, Arcand and Watzke show us all the important ways light impacts us. An introductory chapter describes what light is and how it behaves, while hundreds of full-color photographs and illustrations demonstrate concepts and make for a stunning book that's a joy to read and browse.
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||10.37(w) x 10.37(h) x 0.87(d)|
About the Author
Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke are award-winning directors, producers, and authors who have spent their careers in science and technology. Arcand is the visualization lead for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in image and meaning research, and data representation. She lives near Providence, RI. Watzke is the press officer for NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, specializing in communicating astronomy with the public. She lives in Seattle, WA. They are co-authors of Your Ticket to the Universe and have written dozens of articles in print and online.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The book Light: The Visible Spectrum & Beyond”, 208 pages, is a ‘keeper’. Authors Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke together have created a marvel of a book. ‘EnLightening’, beautiful and enriching. Richly illustrated, each chapter is aptly named “Through a Day in the Light”. We experience a journey into the vast realm of Light in all its manifestations. You travel to the world of atoms, molecules, splicing of the spectrum, radio waves, microwaves, infrared, ultraviolet (for instance, UV vision of butterflies), fluorescence and X-rays. Each chapter also spotlights leading scientists. Every page speaks clearly yet poetically about Light. The authors’ comments are pithy and to the point. Enough said, hopefully your interest has been kindled. With the holiday season approaching, this evergreen book would be a perfect gift to consider.
Having read the authors' last book I had high hopes for this one. I was not disappointed. The journey through all the different kinds of light was mind-boggling. Please keep them coming