©2001 Ben Bova; (P)2001 Fantastic Audio
"The abridgment, competently read by Stefan Rudnicki...is interesting and easy to understand." (Library Journal)
"Stefan Rudnicki has a deep, pleasing voice, that makes him sound like the friendly neighbor next door in a particularly philosophical mood. He breezes through this book of facts and theories about light with a comfort level that makes one think he does this every day." (AudioFile)
I was looking for a more scientific discussion of light regarding the physics of light and its relationship to theories like Relativity, however, I was pleased with the technical and scientific narrative and found it very rewarding. I recommend this book to those who like to learn about stuff...
It was very captivating and full of interesting facts. Yeah, I would listen to it again after few moths to refresh my memory and enjoy it again
Different in context, but I'd compare this book to Death by Black Hole by Neil Tyson. These two books focused on a single subject and went to great lengths to explain it to the average Joe.
No, I haven't
I approached this book with some trepidation since science topics tend to either be watered down, or texts in the guise of popular books. However I should not have worried. Bova made the topic light as engaging as his many science fiction novels (in fact, I felt this moved at a pace surpassing his fiction, and with more humor), and the coverage of the topics were comprehensive, but thoroughly enjoyable and accurate.
Enjoyed book enough to listen to it twice on my last vacaton
This is one of the best I've heard for having such a conversational writing style. I was sad when it was over and wished he had delved deeper into some of the topics. Being a photographer, I am totally intrigued with the whole subject of light. This story was informative and sent my imaginationon a trip thru the solar system.
"A great listen"
Yes. For those interested in the history & science of light without the text book it is a great listen.
The discussion of the particle theory of light being displaced by the wave theory of light and then combining the theories.
Emphasizes the ironies.
"The story of Light"
This is, by far the most enjoyable educational book I have ever listened toO, and I am 66 and listened to thousands of books of this type.
I can say nothing but thank you, as I am passing it on to my 8 Grandchildren
Again, THANK YOU.
"Good on multiple fronts"
I'm a photographer who loves science. This book covers light in interesting ways as well as has some excellent scientific segments.
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